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    Reuni�n Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Department of Reunion
      conventional short form: Reunion
      local long form: none
      local short form: Ile de la Reunion

      C�digo: RE

      Dependency status: overseas department of France

      Tipo de Gobierno: NA

      Capital: Saint-Denis

      Divisiones Administrativas: none (overseas department of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are four arrondissements, 24 communes, and 47 cantons

      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 law

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Robert POMMIES (since NA 1996)
      head of government: President of the General Council Jean-Luc POUDROUX (since NA March 1998) and President of the Regional Council Paul VERGES (since NA March 1993)
      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 the Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral General Council (47 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve six-year terms) and unicameral Regional Council (45 seats; members are elected by direct popular vote to serve six-year terms)
      elections: General Council - last held NA 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 - PCR 12, PS 12, UDF 11, RPR 5, others 7; Regional Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PCR 7, UDF 8, PS 6, RPR 4, various right-wing candidates 15, various left-wing candidates 5
      note: Reunion elects three representatives to the French Senate; elections last held 14 April 1996 (next to be held NA 2001); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR 1, PCR 2; Reunion also elects five deputies to the French National Assembly; elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PCR 3, PS 1, and RPR-UDF 1

      Rama Judicial: Court of Appeals or Cour d'Appel

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Communist Party of Reunion or PCR [Paul VERGES]; France-Reunion Future or FRA [Andre THIEN AH KOON]; Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche or MRG [Jean-Marie FINCK]; National Front or FN [Alix MOREL]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Andre Maurice PIHOUEE]; Socialist Party or PS [Jean-Claude FRUTEAU]; Union for France or UPF (includes RPR and UDF) [leader NA]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Gilbert GERARD]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: FZ, InOC, 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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