Politics of Aquitaine

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The politics of Aquitaine, 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.

Current composition[edit]

  • Alain Rousset (PS): President
  • Jean-Louis Carrère (PS): 1st Vice President
  • Françoise Cartron (PS): 2nd Vice President
  • Georges Labazée (PS): 3rd Vice President
  • Jean-Pierre Dufour (Green): 4th Vice President
  • Michel Moyrand (PS): 5th Vice President
  • Jean Guérard (PS): 6th Vice President
  • Alain Anziani (PS): 7th Vice President
  • François Deluga (PS): 8th Vice President
  • Anne-Marie Cocula (DVG): 9th Vice President
  • Rose-Marie Schmitt (Green): 10th Vice President
  • Henri Houdebert (PS): 11th Vice President
  • François Maïtia (PS): 12th Vice President
  • Béatrice Gendreau (PS): 13th Vice President
  • Jean Lissar (Green): 14th Vice President
  • Stéphane Delpeyrat (PS): 15th Vice President

List of Presidents[edit]

Presidents of Aquitaine
President Party Term
Jacques Chaban-Delmas UDR 1974-1979
André Labarrère PS 1979-1981
Philippe Madrelle PS 1981-1985
Jacques Chaban-Delmas RPR 1985-1988
Jean Tavernier RPR 1988-1992
Jacques Valade RPR 1992-1998
Alain Rousset PS 1998-

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Aquitaine (Conseil régional d'Aquitaine) is composed of 85 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.

Current composition[edit]

Party seats
Socialist Party 43
Union for a Popular Movement 12
Union for French Democracy 9
The Greens 9
National Front 7
Miscellaneous Left 4
Left Radical Party 1


Other elections[edit]

In the 2007 legislative election, the PS won 16 seats, the UMP won 7, and the MoDem won two. In addition, the New Centre won one seat, as did the Greens.[1]


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