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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    • Names:

        conventional long form:
        Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

        conventional short form:
        Saint Pierre and Miquelon

        local long form:
        Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

        local short form:
        Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

    • Digraph:

    • Type:
      territorial collectivity of France

    • Capital:

    • Administrative divisions:
      none (territorial collectivity of France)

    • Independence:
      none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)

    • National holiday:
      National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July

    • Constitution:
      28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

    • Legal system:
      French law

    • Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

    • Executive branch:

        chief of state:
        President Francois MITTERRAND (since 21 May 1981)

        head of government:
        Commissioner of the Republic Yves HENRY (since NA December 1993); President of the General Council Gerard GRIGNON (since NA April 1994)

        Council of Ministers

    • Legislative branch:

        General Council:
        elections last held NA April 1994 (next to be held NA April 2000); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (19 total) seats by party NA

        French Senate:
        elections last held NA September 1986 (next to be held NA September 1995); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) PS 1

        French National Assembly:
        elections last held 21 and 28 March 1993 (next to be held NA June 1998); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) UDF 1

    • Judicial branch:
      Superior Tribunal of Appeals (Tribunal Superieur d'Appel)

    • Political parties and leaders:
      Socialist Party (PS), Albert PEN; Union for French Democracy (UDF/CDS), Gerard GRIGNON

    • Member of:
      FZ, WFTU

    • Diplomatic representation in US:
      none (territorial collectivity of France)

    • US diplomatic representation:
      none (territorial collectivity of France)

    • Flag:
      the flag of France is used

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