Politics of Poitou-Charentes
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The Politics of Poitou-Charentes, 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 Poitou-Charentes|
|Dominique de la Martinière||UMP||2002|
The Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes (Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes) is composed of 56 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||8|
|•||French Communist Party||7|
|•||Left Radical Party||2|
|Union for French Democracy||1|