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    Mayotte Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte
      conventional short form: Mayotte

      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:
      Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      Constitution:
      4 October 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 Jean-Paul KIHL (since 17 January 2005)
      head of government: President of the General Council Said Omar OILI (since 8 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 the Interior; president of the General Council elected by the members of the General Council for a six-year term; next election to be held in 2010

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)
      elections: last held 21 and 28 March 2004 (next to be held in 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - MDM 23.3%, UMP 22.8%, PS 10.2%, MRC 8.9%, FRAP 6.5%, MPM 1.2%; seats by party - MDM 6, UMP 9, MRC 2, MPM 1, diverse left 1
      note: Mayotte elects one member of the French Senate; elections last held 24 September 2001 (next to be held September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; Mayotte also elects one member to the French National Assembly; elections last held 16 June 2002 (next to be held in 2007); results - percent of vote by party - UMP-RPR 55.08%, UDF 44.92%; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel

      Political parties and leaders:
      Democratic Front or FD [Youssouf MOUSSA]; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Ahmed MADI]; Federation of Mahorans or RPR (UMP) [Mansour KAMARDINE]; Force of the Rally and the Alliance for Democracy or FRAP; Movement for Department Status Mayotte or MDM [Mouhoutar SALIM]; Renewed Communist Party of Mayotte or MRC [Omar SIMBA]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti Socialiste) [Ibrahim ABUBACAR]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri JEAN-BAPTISTE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      UPU

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (territorial collectivity of France)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      none (territorial collectivity of France)

      Flag description:
      unofficial, local flag with the coat of arms of Mayotte centered on a white field, above which the name of the island appears in red capital letters; the main elements of the coat of arms, flanked on either side by a seahorse, appear above a scroll with the motto RA HACHIRI (We are Vigilant); the only official flag is the national flag of France


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

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