Politics of Franche-Comté

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The politics of Franche-Comté, 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.

List of Presidents[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

The Regional Council of Franche-Comté (Conseil régional de Franche-Comté) is composed of 43 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 16
Union for a Popular Movement 12
The Greens 6
National Front 5
Miscellaneous Left 3
Association for a Republican Left 1


Other elections[edit]

In the 2007 legislative election, the UMP won 11 seats and the Socialist Party won two seats.[1]


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