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    Reunion Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Department of Reunion
      conventional short form: Reunion
      local long form: none
      local short form: Ile de la Reunion
      former: Bourbon Island

      Dependency status: overseas department of France

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Saint-Denis

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas department of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 4 arrondissements, 24 communes, and 47 cantons

      Independence: none (overseas department of France)

      National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system: French law

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Robert POMMIES (since NA 1996)
      head of government: President of the General Council Jean-Luc POUDROUX (since NA March 1998) and President of the Regional Council Paul VERGES (since NA March 1993)
      cabinet: NA
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils

      Legislative branch: unicameral General Council (47 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve six-year terms) and a unicameral Regional Council (45 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve six-year terms)
      elections: General Council - last held NA March 1994 (next to be held NA 2000); Regional Council - last held 15 March 1998 (next to be held NA 2004)
      election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PCR 12, PS 12, UDF 11, RPR 5, others 7; Regional Council - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PCR 7, UDF 8, PS 6, RPR 4, various right-wing candidates 15, various left-wing candidates 5
      note: Reunion elects three representatives to the French Senate; elections last held 14 April 1996 (next to be held NA 2001); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - RPR 1, PCR 2; Reunion also elects five deputies to the French National Assembly; elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PCR 3, PS 1, and RPR-UDF 1

      Judicial branch: Court of Appeals or Cour d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders: Communist Party of Reunion or PCR [Paul VERGES]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Andre Maurice PIHOUEE]; Socialist Party or PS [Jean-Claude FRUTEAU]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Gilbert GERARD]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

      International organization participation: FZ, InOC, WFTU

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

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

      Flag description: the flag of France is used

      NOTE: The information regarding Reunion on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Reunion Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Reunion Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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