Wallis and Futuna Government

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Country Name Wallis and Futuna
Full Country Name Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
Local - Long Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
Local - Short Wallis et Futuna
Etymology- history of name Wallis Island is named after British Captain Samuel WALLIS who discovered it in 1767; Futuna is derived from the native word "futu," which is the name of the fish-poison tree found on the island
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Territorial Assembly); overseas collectivity of France
Capital Name Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)
Capital - geographic coordinate 13 57 S, 171 56 W
Capital Time Difference UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence none (overseas territory of France)
National Holiday Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Constitution 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)
Dependency Status overseas territory of France

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Wallis and Futuna Government and Politics

Who is the president of Wallis and Futuna?

Executive Branch: chief of state: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017); represented by High Administrator Thierry QUEFFELEC (since 7 January 2019)

head of government: President of the Territorial Assembly David VERGE (since 4 April 2017)

cabinet: Council of the Territory appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly

elections/appointments: French president elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); high administrator appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the Territorial Government and the Territorial Assembly elected by assembly members

note: there are 3 traditional kings with limited powers
Citizenship Criteria: see France
Legal System: French civil law
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Legislative Branch: description: unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (20 seats - Wallis 13, Futuna 7; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by party-list proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)

Wallis and Futuna indirectly elects 1 senator to the French Senate by an electoral college by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 6-year term, and directly elects 1 deputy to the French National Assembly by absolute majority vote for a 5-year term

elections: Territorial Assembly - last held on 26 March 2017 (next to be held in March 2022)

French Senate - last held on 28 September 2014 (next to be held by September 2020)

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

election results: Territorial Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - 2 members are elected from the list Fia gaue fakatahi kihe kaha'u e lelei and 1 each from 18 other lists; composition - men 14, women 6, percent of women 30%

French Senate - LR 1

French National Assembly - independent 1
Judicial Branch: highest resident court(s): Court of Assizes or Cour d'Assizes (consists of 1 judge; court hears primarily serious criminal cases); note - appeals beyond the Court of Assizes are heard before the Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel, located in Noumea, New Caledonia

judge selection and term of office: NA

subordinate courts: courts of first instance; labor court; note - justice generally administered under French law by the high administrator, but the 3 traditional kings administer customary law, and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu
Regions or States: 3 administrative precincts (circonscriptions, singular - circonscription) Alo, Sigave, Uvea
Political Parties and Leaders: Lua Kae Tahi (Giscardians)

Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche or MRG

Rally for the Republic or RPR (UMP) [Clovis LOGOLOGOFOLAU]

Socialist Party or PS

Taumu'a Lelei [Soane Muni UHILA]

Union Populaire Locale or UPL [Falakiko GATA]

Union Pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF
International Organization Participation: PIF (observer), SPC, UPU
Diplomatic Representation in the US: none (overseas territory of France)
Diplomatic Representation from US: none (overseas territory of France)
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