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    Guayana Francia Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Department of Guiana
      conventional short form: French Guiana
      local long form: none
      local short form: Guyane

      C�digo: FG

      Dependency status: overseas department of France

      Tipo de Gobierno: NA

      Capital: Cayenne

      Divisiones Administrativas: none (overseas department of France)

      Independencia: none (overseas department of France)

      Feriado Nacional: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

      Constituci�n: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Sistema Legal: French legal system

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Dominique VIAN (since NA January 1997)
      head of government: President of the General Council Andre LECANTE (since NA March 1998); President of the Regional Council Antoine KARAM (since 22 March 1992)
      cabinet: NA
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; presidents of the General and Regional Councils are appointed by the members of those councils

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and a unicameral Regional Council or Conseil Regional (31 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms)
      elections: General Council - last held 20-27 March 1994 (next to be held NA 2000); Regional Council - last held 15 March 1998 (next to be held NA 2004)
      election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PSG 8, FDG 4, RPR 1, other left 2, other right 2, other 2; Regional Council - percent of vote by party - PS 28.28%, various left parties 22.56%, RPR 15.91%, independents 8.6%, Walwari Committee 6%; seats by party - PS 11, various left parties 9, RPR 6, independents 3, Walwari Committee 2
      note: one seat was elected to the French Senate on 27 September 1998 (next to be held NA September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; 2 seats were elected to the French National Assembly on 25 May - 1 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR 1, PSG 1

      Rama Judicial: Court of Appeals or Cour d'Appel (highest local court based in Martinique with jurisdiction over Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana)

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Action Democrate Guiana or ADG [Andre LECANTE]; Democratic and European Rally of the Senate or RDSE [leader NA]; Guianese Socialist Party or PSG [Marie-Claude VERDAN]; Guyana Democratic Forces or FDG [Georges OTHILY]; Nationalist Popular Party of Guyana (Parti Nationaliste Populaire Guiana) or PNPG [Jose DORCY]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Roland HO-WEN-SZE]; Socialist Party or PS [Pierre RIBARDIERE] (may be a subset of PSG); Union for French Democracy or UDF [R. CHOW-CHINE]; Union of Social Democrats (Union des Socialistes Democates) or USD [Theodore ROUMILLAC] (umbrella group of RPR and UDF); Walwari Committee [Christine TAUBIRA-DELANON]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: FZ, WCL, WFTU

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: none (overseas department of France)

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: none (overseas department of France)

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: the flag of France is used

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