Politics of Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe sends four deputies to the French National Assembly and three senators to the French Senate. One of the four National Assembly constituencies still includes Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy even though they seceded from Guadeloupe in 2007. This situation should last until 2012 when Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy will send their own deputies to the French National Assembly.[needs update]
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|National holiday||Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)|
|Slavery Abolition Day||27 May (1848)|
|Constitution||28 September (1958)|
|Suffrage||Universal at 18 years old|
|Executive branch||Chief of state||President François Hollande
represented by Prefect
|since 6 May 2012
since 12 June 2006
|Head of government||President of the General Council Jacques Gillot
President of the Regional Council Victorin Lurel
|since 26 March 2001
since 22 April 2004
|Elections||French president elected by popular vote for five-year term;
Prefect appointed by the French president on advice of the French Ministry of the Interior;
General and Regional Council presidents elected by membership of those councils.
|Election results||See regional elections|
|Legislative branch||Unicameral General Council (Conseil général; 42 seats)
Unicameral Regional Council (Conseil régional; 41 seats)
|members elected by popular vote
to serve six-year terms
|Elections Guadeloupe elects three representatives to the Sénat; elections last held September 2011, next due September 2017
Guadeloupe elects four representatives to the Assemblée nationale; elections last held June 2012, next due June 2017
|Election results||General Council
|Judicial branch||Court of Appeal (Cour d'Appel) in Basse-Terre;
Assize Court (Cour d'assises) in Basse-Terre to try felonies, consisting of three judges and a popular jury;
Several first instance courts of varying competence levels, in Basse-Terre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint-Martin and Grand-Bourg.
|Political parties||Guadeloupe Communist Party (PCG) · FGPS · Progressive Democratic Party (PPDG) · Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) (formerly the Rassemblement pour la Republique, RPR) · Socialist Party (PS) · Union for French Democracy (UDF);· Guadeloupe unie, socialisme et réalités (GUSR)|
|Pressure groups||Union for the Liberation of Guadeloupe (ULPG) · General Federation of Guadeloupe Workers (CGT-G) · General Union of Guadeloupe Workers (UGTG) · Movement for Independent Guadeloupe (MPGI) · The Socialist Party|
|FZ · WCL · WFTU|
General Council of Guadeloupe
The general council is composed of 43 seats; whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms.
|Union for a Popular Movement||2|
Regional Council of Guadeloupe
The regional council is composed of 41 seats; whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms.
|Union for a Popular Movement||4|
Guadeloupe also elects 4 seats to the French National Assembly, the last elections were held in June 2012.
- French constitution.
- to elect half the membership.