Paraguay Government

Country Name Paraguay
Full Country Name Republic of Paraguay
Local - Long Republica del Paraguay
Local - Short Paraguay
Government Type presidential republic
Capital Name Asuncion
Capital - geographic coordinate 25 16 S, 57 40 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins first Sunday in October; ends fourth Sunday in March
Independence 14 May 1811 (from Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day, 14 May 1811 (observed 15 May)
Constitution several previous; latest approved and promulgated 20 June 1992; amended 2011, 2014
Legal System civil law system with influences from Argentine, Spanish, Roman, and French civil law models; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court of Justice
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal and compulsory until the age of 75

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