As with most U.S. states and the federal government, Mississippi's government is based on the separation of legislative, executive and judicial power. Mississippi is one of only five states that elects its state officials in odd numbered years. Specifically, Mississippi holds elections for these offices every four years in the year preceding presidential election years. In addition, Mississippi is named after the Mississippi River. Its capital and largest city is Jackson.
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