Politics of Brittany
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The Politics of Brittany, France takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Council is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in the regional council.
The executive of the region is led by the President of the regional council.
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List of Presidents
|Presidents of Brittany|
|Josselin de Rohan||RPR/UMP||1998–2004|
|Jean-Yves Le Drian||PS||2004–|
The Regional Council of Brittany (Conseil régional de Bretagne,Kuzul Rannvroel Breizh) is composed of 83 councillors, elected by proportional representation in a two-round system. The winning list in the second round is automatically entitled to a quarter of the seats. The remainder of the seats are allocated through proportional representation with a 5% threshold.
The Council is elected for a six-year term.
|Union for a Popular Movement||14|
|Union for French Democracy||9|
|•||French Communist Party||7|
|•||Breton Democratic Union||4|
|•||Left Radical Party||2|
|2007||52.62% 1,023,056||47.38% 921,256|
|2002||88.56% 1,523,388||11.44% 196,712|
|1995||50.44% 858,100||49.56% 843,169|
|1988||55.10% 929,363||44.90% 757,417|
|1981||51.05% 831,034||48.95% 796,769|
|1974||56.54% 781,563||43.46% 600,678|
|1969||63.95% 692,280||36.05% 390,240|
|1965||63.15% 806,958||36.85% 470,839|
In the 2007 legislative election, 13 Socialists were elected. The UMP won 11 seats. One centrist affiliated with the MoDem (now New Centre) was elected. One PS dissident, Marcel Rogemont was also elected.