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    French Polynesia Government 2001

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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Territory of French Polynesia
      conventional short form: French Polynesia
      local long form: Territoire de la Polynesie Francaise
      local short form: Polynesie Francaise
      former: French Colony of Oceania

      Dependency status: overseas territory of France since 1946

      Government type: NA

      Capital: Papeete

      Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent
      note: Clipperton Island is administered by France from French Polynesia

      Independence: none (overseas territory of France)

      National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system: based on French system

      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by High Commissioner of the Republic Paul RONCIERE (since NA 1994)
      head of government: President of the Territorial Government of French Polynesia Gaston FLOSSE (since 4 April 1991); President of the Territorial Assembly Justin ARAPARI (since 13 May 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers; president submits a list of members of the Territorial Assembly for approval by them to serve as ministers
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; high commissioner appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; president of the Territorial Government and the president of the Territorial Assembly are elected by the members of the assembly

      Legislative branch: unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 12 May 1996 (next to be held NA 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 22, Independent Front for the Liberation of Polynesia 10, New Fatherland Party 5, other 4
      note: one seat was elected to the French Senate on 24 September 1989 (next to be held NA September 1998); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UC 1; two seats were elected to the French National Assembly on 25 May - 1 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 2

      Judicial branch: Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Court of the First Instance or Tribunal de Premiere Instance; Court of Administrative Law or Tribunal Administratif

      Political parties and leaders: Centrist Union or UC [leader NA]; Independent Front for the Liberation of Polynesia (Tavini Huiraatira) [Oscar TEMARU]; New Fatherland Party (Ai'a Api) [Emile VERNAUDON]; People's Rally for the Republic (Tahoeraa Huiraatira) [Gaston FLOSSE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: NA

      International organization participation: ESCAP (associate), FZ, ICFTU, SPC, WMO

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

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

      Flag description: two narrow red horizontal bands encase a wide white band; centered on the white band is a disk with blue and white wave pattern on the lower half and gold and white ray pattern on the upper half; a stylized red, blue and white ship rides on the wave pattern; the French flag is used for official occasions

      NOTE: The information regarding French Polynesia 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 French Polynesia Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Polynesia Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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