Politics of Rhône-Alpes
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The politics of Rhône-Alpes, 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
|Presidents of Rhône-Alpes|
The Regional Council of Rhône-Alpes (Conseil régional de Rhône-Alpes) is composed of 157 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||24|
|•||French Communist Party||15|
|•||Left Radical Party||7|
|New Anticapitalist Party||1|
In the 2007 legislative election, the UMP won 32 seats, while the opposition PS won 14. The New Centre won one seat, as did the Communist Party. A right-wing independent won one seat in Haute-Savoie.
- Composition in 2004: PS 45, UMP 27, Greens 22, FN 18, UDF 18, PCF 16, PRG 6, DVG 5
- Elected as a Communist, defected to the NPA