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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
      conventional short form: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
      local short form: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
      local long form: Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon


      Dependency status: self-governing territorial collectivity of France


      Government type: NA


      Capital: Saint-Pierre


      Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France); note - there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are two communes - Saint Pierre, Miquelon at the second order


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


      National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)


      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)


      Legal system: French law with special adaptations for local conditions, such as housing and taxation


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Claude VALLEIX (since 9 October 2002)
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held, first round - 21 April 2002, second round - 5 May 2002 (next to be held NA 2007); prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; president of the General Council is elected by the members of the council
      head of government: President of the General Council Marc PLANTAGENEST (since NA)
      cabinet: NA


      Legislative branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats - 15 from Saint Pierre and 4 from Miquelon; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
      elections: elections last held 19 and 26 March 2000 (next to be held NA April 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PS 12, PRG 2, UDF-RPR 5
      note: Saint Pierre and Miquelon elect 1 seat to the French Senate; elections last held NA September 1995 (next to be held NA September 2004); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - RPR 1; Saint Pierre and Miquelon also elects 1 seat to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 9 June 2002, second round - 16 June 2002 (next to be held NA 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - UDF 1


      Judicial branch: Superior Tribunal of Appeals or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel


      Political parties and leaders: PRG [leader NA]; Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR (now UMP) [leader NA]; Socialist Party or PS [leader NA]; Union pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF [leader NA]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA


      International organization participation: FZ, WFTU


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


      Diplomatic representation from the US: none (territorial collectivity of France)


      Flag description: a yellow sailing ship facing the hoist side rides on a dark blue background with a black wave line under the ship; on the hoist side, a vertical band is divided into three parts: the top part (called ikkurina) is red with a green diagonal cross extending to the corners overlaid by a white cross dividing the rectangle into four sections; the middle part has a white background with an ermine pattern; the third part has a red background with two stylized yellow lions outlined in black, one above the other; these three heraldic arms represent settlement by colonists from the Basque Country (top), Brittany, and Normandy; the flag of France is used for official occasions


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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