Reunion Government

What is the capital of Reunion?

Country Name Reunion
Full Country Name Department of Reunion
Local - Short Ile de la Reunion
Former Name Bourbon Island
Government Type NA
Capital Name Saint-Denis
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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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Reunion Government and Politics

Who is the president of Reunion?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Laurent CAYREL (since 16 July 2005)


head of government: President of the General Council Nassimah DINDAR (since NA March 2004) and President of the Regional Council Paul VERGES (since NA March 1993)


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 the Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils
Legal System: French law
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Regions or States: none (overseas department of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 4 arrondissements, 24 communes, and 47 cantons
Political Parties and Leaders: Communist Party of Reunion or PCR [Paul VERGES]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Andre Maurice PIHOUEE]; Socialist Party or PS [Jean-Claude FRUTEAU]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Gilbert GERARD]; Union for a Popular Movement or UMP [leader NA]
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (overseas department of France)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (overseas department of France)
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