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    Wallis and Futuna Government - 1991

      Long-form name: Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands

      Type: overseas territory of France

      Capital: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France)

      Independence: none (overseas territory of France)

      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system: French

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

      Executive branch: French president, high administrator; note--there are three traditional kings with limited powers

      Legislative branch: unicameral Territorial Assembly (Assemblee Territoriale)

      Judicial branch: none; justice generally administered under French law by the chief administrator, but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu

      Leaders: Chief of State--President Francois MITTERRAND (since 21 May 1981); Head of Government--Chief Administrator Roger DUMEC (since 15 July 1988)

      Political parties and leaders: Rally for the Republic (RPR); Union Populaire Locale (UPL); Union Pour la Democratie Francaise (UDF); Lua kae tahi (Giscardians); Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche (MRG)

      Suffrage: universal adult at age 18

      Elections: Territorial Assembly--last held 15 March 1987 (next to be held March 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(20 total) RPR 7, UPL 6, UDF and Lua kae tahi 7; French Senate--last held NA September 1989 (next to be held by September 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(1 total) RPR 1; French National Assembly--last held 12 June 1988 (next to be held by September 1992); results--percent of vote by party NA; seats--(1 total) MRG 1

      Member of: FZ, SPC

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

      Flag: the flag of France is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna 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 Wallis and Futuna Government 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Government 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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