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    French Polynesia Government 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/french_polynesia/french_polynesia_government.html
    SOURCE: 1998 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

      Data code FP

      Dependency status overseas territory of France since 1946

      Government type NA

      National 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 National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 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 of France Jacques CHIRAC (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: high commissioner appointed by the president of France 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 March 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 22, Polynesian Liberation Front 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 People's Rally for the Republic (Tahoeraa Huiraatira) [Gaston FLOSSE]; Polynesian Union Party (includes Te Tiarama and Pupu Here Ai'a Party) [Jean JUVENTIN]; Independent Front for the Liberation of Polynesia (Tavini Huiraatira) [Oscar TEMARU]; New Fatherland Party (Ai'a Api) [Emile VERNAUDON]; Independent Party (Ia Mana Te Nunaa) [Jacques DROLLET]; Te Aratia Ote Nunaa (Tinomana Ebb); Haere i Mua [Alexandre LEONTIEFF]; Te e'a No Maohi Nui [Jean-Marius RAAPOTO]; Pupu Taina [Michel LAW]; Entente Polynesian [Arthur CHUNG]; Centrist Union or UC

      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 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Polynesia Government 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Polynesia Government 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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