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    Wallis and Futuna Government 1997

      Country name
      conventional long form : Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
      conventional short form: Wallis and Futuna
      local long form: Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
      local short form: Wallis et Futuna

      Data code WF

      Dependency status overseas territory of France

      Government type NA

      National capital Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

      Administrative divisions none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrativedivisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three kingdoms namedWallis, Sigave, Alo

      Independence none (overseas territory of France)

      Constitution 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system French legal system

      Suffrage 18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch
      chief of state : President of France Jacques CHIRAC (since 17 May 1995), representedby High Administrator Claude PIERRET (since NA)
      head of government: President of the Territorial Assembly Keleto LAKALAKA (since NA)
      cabinet: Council of the Territory consists of three kings and three members appointedby the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly
      note : there are three traditional kings with limited powers
      elections: high administrator appointed by the president of France on the adviceof the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the TerritorialGovernment and the Territorial Assembly are elected by the members of the assembly

      Legislative branch unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (20 seats;members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections : last held 22 March 1992 (next to be held NA March 1997)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR 9, Taumu'a Lelei11
      note: Wallis and Futuna elects one senator to the French Senate and one deputyto the French National Assembly; French Senate - elections last held 24 September1989 (next to be held by NA September 1998); results - percent of vote byparty - NA; seats - (1 total) RPR 1; French National Assembly - electionslast held 21 and 28 March 1993 (next to be held by 25 May-1 June 1997 - specialelection); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats - (1 total) MRG1

      Judicial branch none; justice generally administered under French law by the high administrator,but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistratein Mata-Utu

      Political parties and leaders Rally for the Republic or RPR; Union Populaire Locale or UPL; UnionPour la Democratie Francaise or UDF; Lua kae tahi (Giscardians); Mouvementdes Radicaux de Gauche or MRG; Taumu'a Lelei

      International organization participation FZ, SPC

      Diplomatic representation in the US none (overseas territory of France)

      Diplomatic representation from the US none (overseas territory of France)

      Flag description a large white modified Maltese cross centered on a red background; theflag of France outlined in white on two sides is in the upper hoist quadrant; the flag of France is used for official occasions

      NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna Government 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Government 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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