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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government - 2006

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

      Dependency status:
      self-governing territorial collectivity of France

      Government type:


      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

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

      National holiday:
      Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      4 October 1958 (French Constitution)

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

      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Albert DUPUY (since 10 January 2005)
      head of government: President of the General Council Marc PLANTAGENEST (since NA)
      cabinet: NA
      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 in 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

      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 in 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 26 September 2004 (next to be held in September 2013); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UMP 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:
      Left Radical Party or PRG; Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR (now UMP); Socialist Party or PS; Union pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF

      Political pressure groups and leaders:

      International organization participation:
      UPU, 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 yellow wavy lines 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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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