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    French Polynesia Government - 1989

      Long-form name: Territory of French Polynesia

      Type: overseas territory of France

      Capital: Papeete

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France)

      Independence: none (overseas territory of France)

      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system: based on French system

      National holiday: Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

      Branches: 30-member Territorial Assembly, popularly elected; five-member Council of Government, elected by Assembly; popular election of two deputies to National Assembly and one senator to Senate in Paris

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--President Francois Maurice MITTERAND (since 21 May 1981); @m5Head of Government--High Commissioner of the Republic Jean MONTPEZAT (since NA November 1987); President of the Territorial Government Alexandre LEONTIEFF (since NA December 1987); Vice President of the Territorial Government Georges KELLY (since NA December 1987)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: every five years

      Political parties and leaders: Tahoeraa Huiraatira (Gaullist), Gaston Flosse; Amuitahiraa Mo Porinesia (a coalition of parties), Emile Vernaudon and Enrique Braun-Ortega; Pupu Here Ai'a, Jean Juventin; Front de Liberation, Oscar Temaru

      Voting strength: (16 March 1986 election) 41-seat Territorial Assembly--Tahoeraa Huiraatira, 24 seats; Amuitahiraa Mo Porinesia, 6 seats; Pupu Here Ai'a, 4 seats; Ia Mana, 3 seats; Front de Liberation, 2 seats; other 2 seats

      Diplomatic representation: as an overseas territory of France, French Polynesian interests are represented in the US by France

      Flag: the flag of France is used

      NOTE: The information regarding French Polynesia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Polynesia Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Polynesia Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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