Guadeloupe Government

What is the capital of Guadeloupe?

Country Name Guadeloupe
Full Country Name Department of Guadeloupe
Local - Long Departement de la Guadeloupe
Local - Short Guadeloupe
Government Type NA
Capital Name Basse-Terre
Independence none (overseas department of France)
National Holiday Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Constitution 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)
Dependency Status overseas department of France

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Guadeloupe Government and Politics

Who is the president of Guadeloupe?

Executive Branch:

chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Paul GIROT DE LANGLADE (since 17 August 2004)
head of government: President of the General Council Jacques GILLOT (since 26 March 2001); President of the Regional Council Victorin LUREL (since 2 April 2004)
cabinet: NA
elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils
election results: NA

Legal System:

French legal system

Suffrage:

18 years of age; universal

Regions or States:

none (overseas department of France)

Political Parties and Leaders:

Communist Party of Guadeloupe or PCG [Mona CADOCE]; FGPS [Dominique LARIFLA]; Left Radical Party or PRG [Flavien FERRANT]; Progressive Democratic Party or PPDG [Henri BANGOU]; Socialist Party or PS [Jules OTTO]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Claudine LACAVE]; Union for a Popular Movement or UMP (including Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR) [Gabrielle LOUIS-CARABIN]

Diplomatic Representation in the US:

none (overseas department of France)

Diplomatic Representation from US:

none (overseas department of France)

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