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    Martinique Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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

      Dependency status:
      overseas department of France

      Government type:
      NA

      Capital:
      Fort-de-France

      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); Prefect Yves DASSONVILLE (since 14 January 2004); note - took office 8 February 2004
      head of government: President of the General Council Claude LISE (since 22 March 1992); President of the Regional Council Alfred MARIE-JEANNE (since NA March 1998)
      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 for six-year terms

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral General Council or Conseil General (45 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and a 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 2000 (next to be held in 2006); Regional Council - last held on 28 March 2004 (next to be held by March 2010)
      election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - left-wing candidates 13, PPM 11, RPR 6, right-wing candidates 5, PCM 3, UDF 3, PMS 2, independents 2; note - the PPM won a plurality; Regional Council (second round) - percent of vote by party - MIM 53.8%, PPM 30.6%; seats by party - MIM 28, PPM 9, other 4
      note: Martinique elects 2 seats to the French Senate; elections last held September 2004 (next to be held September 2008); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PPM 1, left-wing candidate 1; Martinique also elects 4 seats to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 9 June 2002, second round - 16 June 2002 (next to be held not later than June 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1, PMS 1, MIM 1, left-wing candidate 1 (candidacy of the left-wing candidate was found invalid by the Constitutional Council; new elections will be called)

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders:
      Martinique Communist Party or PCM [Georges ERICHOT]; Martinique Independence Movement or MIM [Alfred MARIE-JEANNE]; Martinique Progressive Party or PPM [Pierre SUEDILE]; Martinique Socialist Party or PMS [Ernest WAN-AJOUHU]; Movement of Democrats and Ecologists for a Sovereign Martinique or Modemas [Garcin MALSA]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Michel CHARLONE]; Socialist Revolution Group or GRS [Philippe PIERRE-CHARLES]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Jean MAREN]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Caribbean Revolutionary Alliance or ARC; Central Union for Martinique Workers or CSTM [Marc PULVAR]; Frantz Fanon Circle; League of Workers and Peasants; Proletarian Action Group or GAP

      International organization participation:
      UPU, 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 flag, derives from the civil ensign flown by French merchant ships and dates to 1766; a light blue field quartered by a white cross; in the center of each rectangle is a white, coiled snake representing the venomous Fer-de-lance; the flag of France is used for official occasions


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

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