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Mayotte Government

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Mayotte: Government

Country name
conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte
conventional short form: Mayotte
Data code
MF
Dependency status
territorial collectivity of France
Government type
NA
Capital
Mamoutzou
Administrative divisions
none (territorial collectivity of France)
Independence
none (territorial collectivity of France)
National holiday
National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 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 Philippe BOISADAM (since NA)
head of government: President of the General Council Younoussa BAMANA
(since NA 1977)
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; president of the General Council
elected by the members of the General Council for a six-year term
Legislative branch
unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19
seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)
elections: last held 23 March 1997 (next to be held NA March 2000)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; note - only nine of
the 19 seats were subjected to voting in March 1997; after the
election, seats by party were as follows: MPM 8, RPR 5, PS 1,
independents 5
note: Mayotte elects one member of the French Senate; elections last
held 24 September 1995 (next to be held 24 September 2001); results -
percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - MPM 1; Mayotte also
elects one member to the French National Assembly; elections last held
25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held as a special election on NA
May 2002); results - percent of vote by party - UDF/FD 51.7%, RPR
48.3%; seats by party - UDF/FD 1
Judicial branch
Supreme Court or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel
Political parties and leaders
Association for French Mayotte or
Association Pour Mayotte Francaise ; Democratic Front
or FD ; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Younoussa
BAMANA]; Mahoran Rally for the Republic or RPR [Soibahadine Ibrahim
RAMADAN]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti
Socialiste) ; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri
JEAN-BAPTISTE]
International organization participation
FZ
Diplomatic representation in the US
none (territorial collectivity of
France)
Diplomatic representation from the US
none (territorial collectivity
of France)
Flag description
the flag of France is used
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