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    Wallis and Futuna Government - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
      conventional short form: Wallis and Futuna
      local long form: Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
      local short form: Wallis et Futuna

      Dependency status:
      overseas territory of France

      Government type:
      NA

      Capital:
      Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

      Administrative divisions:
      none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three kingdoms at the second order named Alo, Sigave, Wallis

      Independence:
      none (overseas territory of France)

      National holiday:
      Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

      Constitution:
      28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

      Legal system:
      French legal system

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by High Administrator Xavier DE FURST (since 18 January 2005)
      head of government: President of the Territorial Assembly Patalione KANIMOA (since NA January 2001)
      cabinet: Council of the Territory consists of three kings and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly
      note: there are three traditional kings with limited powers
      elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year 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 are elected by the members of the assembly

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (20 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 11 March 2002 (next to be held March 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - RPR and affiliates 13, Socialists and affiliates 7
      note: Wallis and Futuna elects one senator to the French Senate and one deputy to the French National Assembly; French Senate - elections last held 27 September 1998 (next to be held by September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats - RPR (now UMP) 1; French National Assembly - elections last held 16 June 2002 (next to be held by NA 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats - RPR (UMP) 1

      Judicial branch:
      none; justice generally administered under French law by the high administrator, but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu

      Political parties and leaders:
      Lua Kae Tahi (Giscardians) [leader NA]; Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche or MRG [leader NA]; Rally for the Republic or RPR [Clovis LOGOLOGOFOLAU]; Taumu'a Lelei [Soane Muni UHILA]; Union Populaire Locale or UPL [Falakiko GATA]; Union Pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF [leader NA]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      FZ, UPU

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      none (overseas territory of France)

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      none (overseas territory of France)

      Flag description:
      a large white modified Maltese cross - shifted a little off center toward the fly and slightly downward - on a red background; the flag of France outlined in white on two sides is in the upper hoist quadrant; the flag of France is used for official occasions


      NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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