Sudan Government

Country Name Sudan
Full Country Name Republic of the Sudan
Local - Long Jumhuriyat as-Sudan
Local - Short As-Sudan
Former Name Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Government Type presidential republic
Capital Name Khartoum
Capital - geographic coordinate 15 36 N, 32 32 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence 1 January 1956 (from Egypt and the UK)
National Holiday Independence Day, 1 January (1956)
Constitution previous 1998; latest adopted 6 July 2005, effective 9 July 2005 (interim constitution); amended 2015; note - in 2011, the Government of Sudan initiated a process for drafting a new constitution
Legal System mixed legal system of Islamic law and English common law
Suffrage 17 years of age; universal

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