Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government

What is the capital of Saint Pierre and Miquelon?

Country Name Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Full Country Name Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Local - Long Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Local - Short Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Etymology- history of name Saint-Pierre is named after Saint PETER, the patron saint of fishermen; Miquelon may be a corruption of the Basque name Mikelon
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Territorial Council); overseas collectivity of France
Capital Name Saint-Pierre
Capital - geographic coordinate 46 46 N, 56 11 W
Capital Time Difference UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight Savings Time +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
Independence none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)
National Holiday Fete de la Federation, 14 July (1789)
Constitution 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)
Dependency Status self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Government and Politics

Who is the president of Saint Pierre and Miquelon?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017); represented by Prefect Thierry DEVIMEUX (since 17 January 2018)

head of government: President of Territorial Council Stephane LENORMAND (since 24 October 2017)

cabinet: Le Cabinet du Prefet

elections/appointments: French president directly elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 23 April and 6 May 2017 (next to be held in 2022); prefect appointed by French president on the advice of French Ministry of Interior
Citizenship Criteria: see France
Legal System: French civil law
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral Territorial Council or Conseil Territorial (19 seats - Saint Pierre 15, Miquelon 4; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed to serve 6-year terms);

Saint Pierre and Miquelon indirectly elects 1 senator to the French Senate by an electoral college to serve a 6-year term and directly elects 1 deputy to the French National Assembly by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term

elections: Territorial Council - last held on 19 March 2017 (next to be held in March 2023)

French Senate - last held on 24 September 2017 (next to be held no later than September 2020)

French National Assembly - last held on 11 and 18 June 2017 (next to be held by June 2022)

election results: Territorial Council - percent of vote by party - AD 70.2%, Cap sur l'Avenir 29.8%; seats by party - AD 17, Cap sur l'Avenir 2; composition - men 10, women 9, percent of women 47.4%

French Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PS 1 (affiliated with UMP)

French National Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Ensemble pour l'Avenir 1 (affiliated with PRG); the Republicans (LR) 1
Judicial Branch: highest court(s): Superior Tribunal of Appeals or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel (composition NA)

judge selection and term of office: judge selection and tenure NA

subordinate courts: NA
Regions or States: none (territorial overseas collectivity of France); note - there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 2 communes at the second order - Saint Pierre, Miquelon
Political Parties and Leaders: Archipelago Tomorrow or AD (affiliated with UMP)

Togerther for the Future (Ensemble pour l'Avenir) (affiliated with PRG)
International Organization Participation: UPU, WFTU (NGOs)
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (territorial overseas collectivity of France)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (territorial overseas collectivity of France)
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