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    French Polynesia Government - 1990

      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)

      Executive branch: French president, high commissioner of the republic, president of the Council of Ministers, vice president of the Council of Ministers, Council of Ministers

      Legislative branch: unicameral Territorial Assembly

      Judicial branch: Court of Appeal

      Leaders: Chief of State--President Francois MITTERRAND (since 21 May 1981); High Commissioner of the Republic Jean MONTPEZAT (since NA November 1987); Head of Government--President of the Council of Ministers Alexandre LEONTIEFF (since 9 December 1987); Vice President of the Council of Ministers Georges KELLY (since 9 December 1987)

      Political parties and leaders: Tahoeraa Huiraatira (Gaullist), Gaston Flosse; Pupu Here Ai'a, Jean Juventin; Front de Liberation, Oscar Temaru; Ai'a Api, Emile Vernaudon; Ia Mana Te Nunaa, Jacques Drollet; Pupu Taina, Michel Law; Toatiraa Polynesia, Arthur Chung; Te E'a Api, Francis Sanford

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: Territorial Assembly--last held 16 March 1986 (next to be held March 1991); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(41 total) Tahoeraa Huiraatira 24, Amuitahiraa Mo Porinesia 6, Pupu Here Ai'a 4, Ia Mana 3, Front de Liberation 2, other 2; French Senate--last held 24 September 1989 (next to be held September 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(1 total) Democrats for Progress 1; French National Assembly last held 5 and 12 June 1988 (next to be held June 1993); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(2 total) Rally for the Republic 1, Ai'a Api 1

      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 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Polynesia Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Polynesia Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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