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    Guadeloupe Government - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/guadeloupe/guadeloupe_government.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Department of Guadeloupe
      conventional short form: Guadeloupe
      local long form: Departement de la Guadeloupe
      local short form: Guadeloupe

      Dependency status:
      overseas department of France

      Government type:
      NA

      Capital:
      Basse-Terre

      Administrative divisions:
      none (overseas department of France)

      Independence:
      none (overseas department of France)

      National holiday:
      Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      Constitution:
      4 October 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system:
      French legal system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Paul GIROT DE LANGLADE (since 17 August 2004)
      head of government: President of the General Council Jacques GILLOT (since 26 March 2001); President of the Regional Council Victorin LUREL (since 2 April 2004)
      cabinet: NA
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils
      election results: NA

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral General Council or Conseil General (42 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the unicameral Regional Council or Conseil Regional (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
      elections: General Council - last held March 2004 (next to be held by in 2010); Regional Council - last held 28 March 2004 (next to be held in March 2008 to elect half of the body)
      election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - left-wing candidates 11, PS 8, RPR 8, PPDG 6, right-wing candidates 5, PCG 3, UDF 1; Regional Council (second round) - percent of vote by party - PS 58.4%, UMP 41.6%; seats by party - PS 29, UMP 12
      note: Guadeloupe elects two representatives to the French Senate; elections last held September 2004 (next to be held September 2013); percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA, Guadeloupe elects four representatives to the French National Assembly; elections last held 9 June-16 June 2002 (next to be held June 2007); percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR 2, PS 1, different right parties 1

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel with jurisdiction over Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Martinique

      Political parties and leaders:
      Communist Party of Guadeloupe or PCG [Mona CADOCE]; FGPS [Dominique LARIFLA]; Left Radical Party or PRG [Flavien FERRANT]; Progressive Democratic Party or PPDG [Henri BANGOU]; Socialist Party or PS [Jules OTTO]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Claudine LACAVE]; Union for a Popular Movement or UMP (including Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR) [Gabrielle LOUIS-CARABIN]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Christian Movement for the Liberation of Guadeloupe or KLPG; General Federation of Guadeloupe Workers or CGT-G; General Union of Guadeloupe Workers or UGTG; Movement for Independent Guadeloupe or MPGI; The Socialist Renewal Movement

      International organization participation:
      WCL, WFTU

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (overseas department of France)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      none (overseas department of France)

      Flag description:
      unofficial, local flag based upon the arms of the city of Pointe-a-Pitre; the field is divided horizontally with a narrow, blue stripe along the top edge charged with three gold fleurs-de-lis; the wider, lower portion of the field is black and charged with green sugar cane leaves - representing one of Guadeloupe's main crops - surmounted by a gold radiant sun representing the tropical climate; the only official flag is the national flag of France


      NOTE: The information regarding Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guadeloupe Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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