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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

      Type: territorial collectivity of France

      Capital: Saint-Pierre

      Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France)

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

      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system: French law

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

      Executive branch: commissioner of the Republic

      Legislative branch: unicameral General Council

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

      Leaders: Chief of State--President Francois MITTERRAND (since 21 May 1981); Head of Government--Commissioner of the Republic Jean-Pierre MARQUIE (since February 1989); President of the General Council Marc PLANTEGENEST (since NA)

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

      Suffrage: universal at age 18

      Elections: General Council--last held September-October 1988 (next to be held September 1994); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(19 total) Socialist and other left-wing parties 13, UDF and right-wing parties 6; French President--last held 8 May 1988 (next to be held May 1995); results--(second ballot) Jacques CHIRAC 56%, Francois MITTERRAND 44%; French Senate--last held 24 September 1989 (next to be held September 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(1 total) PS 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--(1 total) UDF/CDS 1

      Member of: FZ, WFTU

      Diplomatic representation: as a territorial collectivity of France, local interests are represented in the US by France

      Flag: the flag of France is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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