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    Polinesia Francia Gobierno 2000

      Nombre del Pa�s:
      conventional long form: Territory of French Polynesia
      conventional short form: French Polynesia
      local long form: Territoire de la Polynesie Francaise
      local short form: Polynesie Francaise

      C�digo: FP

      Dependency status: overseas territory of France since 1946

      Tipo de Gobierno: NA

      Capital: Papeete

      Divisiones Administrativas: none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent
      note: Clipperton Island is administered by France from French Polynesia

      Independencia: none (overseas territory of France)

      Feriado Nacional: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

      Constituci�n: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Sistema Legal: based on French system

      Sufragio: 18 years of age; universal

      Rama Ejecutiva:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by High Commissioner of the Republic Paul RONCIERE (since NA 1994)
      head of government: President of the Territorial Government of French Polynesia Gaston FLOSSE (since 4 April 1991); President of the Territorial Assembly Justin ARAPARI (since 13 May 1996)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers; president submits a list of members of the Territorial Assembly for approval by them to serve as ministers
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; high commissioner appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; president of the Territorial Government and the president of the Territorial Assembly are elected by the members of the assembly

      Rama Legislativa: unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 12 May 1996 (next to be held NA 2001)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 22, Independent Front for the Liberation of Polynesia 10, New Fatherland Party 5, other 4
      note: one seat was elected to the French Senate on 24 September 1989 (next to be held NA September 1998); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UC 1; two seats were elected to the French National Assembly on 25 May - 1 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - People's Rally for the Republic (Gaullist) 2

      Rama Judicial: Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Court of the First Instance or Tribunal de Premiere Instance; Court of Administrative Law or Tribunal Administratif

      Partidos Pol�ticos y l�deres: Centrist Union or UC [leader NA]; Entente Polynesian [Arthur CHUNG]; Haere i Mua [Alexandre LEONTIEFF]; Independent Front for the Liberation of Polynesia (Tavini Huiraatira) [Oscar TEMARU]; Independent Party (Ia Mana Te Nunaa) [Jacques DROLLET]; New Fatherland Party (Ai'a Api) [Emile VERNAUDON]; People's Rally for the Republic (Tahoeraa Huiraatira) [Gaston FLOSSE]; Polynesian Union Party (includes Te Tiarama and Pupu Here Ai'a Party) [Jean JUVENTIN]; Pupu Taina [Michel LAW]; Te Aratia Ote Nunaa (Tinomana Ebb); Te e'a No Maohi Nui [Jean-Marius RAAPOTO]

      Participaci�n de Organizaciones Internacionales: ESCAP (associate), FZ, ICFTU, SPC, WMO

      Representantes Diplom�ticos en EU: none (overseas territory of France)

      Representantes Dimplom�ticos de EU: none (overseas territory of France)

      Descripci�n de la Bandera: two narrow red horizontal bands encase a wide white band; centered on the white band is a disk with blue and white wave pattern on the lower half and gold and white ray pattern on the upper half; a stylized red, blue and white ship rides on the wave pattern; the French flag is used for official occasions

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