Politics of Martinique

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Martinique is both an overseas region and overseas department of France, with the same political status as regions and departments in mainland France. The administrative centre of Martinique is located in Fort-de-France.

During the referendum of 24 January 2010, the residents of Martinique approved by 68.4% the creation of a new and unique territorial collectivity which is governed by the section 73 of the French Constitution. The territorial collectivity of Martinique replaces and exercises all the related power and duties of the General Council and the Regional Council.

Gran Sanblé pour ba peyi a an chans, a coalition of the Martinican Independence Movement and right-wing parties, led by Alfred Marie-Jeanne defeats Ensemble pour une Martinique Nouvelle, a coalition of left-wing parties, led by Serge Letchimy, winning 33 seats out of 51 seats of the new Territorial Collectivity's assembly during the election held on December 13, 2015 in Martinique.[1]

On December 18, 2015 Alfred Marie-Jeanne is elected the first president of the Executive Council of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique.[2]

Assembly of Martinique

The Assembly of the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique is composed of 51 members elected by proportional representation in two rounds with each list having an equal number of male and female candidates. The term of the Assembly is 6 years. The current president of the assembly is Claude Lise.[3]

Party seats
Gran Sanblé pou pa peyi a an chans 33
Ensemble pour une Martinique Nouvelle 18

General Council of Martinique

The General Council of Martinique is composed of 45 seats whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms. The President of the General Council is Josette Manin as of 31 March 2011

Party seats
Miscellaneous Left 21
Martinican Progressive Party 10
Miscellaneous Right 4
Union for a Popular Movement 3
Other regionalists 3
Martinican Independence Movement 2
Socialist Party 2

Regional Council of Martinique

The Regional Council is composed of 41 seats whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms. The President of the Regional Council is Alfred Marie-Jeanne as of March 1998.

Party seats
Martinican Independence Movement 28
Martinican Progressive Party 9

Parliamentary representation

Notable representatives may be found in Category:Martiniquais politicians

French Senate, 2 seats

Martinique elects 2 seats to the French Senate; indirect elections were last held in September 2004. The Martinican Progressive Party won 1 senator and one other left-wing candidate was elected.

French National Assembly, 4 seats

Martinique also elects 4 seats to the French National Assembly, the last elections were held in June 2007. The Union for a Popular Movement elected 1 deputy (Alfred Almont), the Socialist Party elected 1 (Louis-Joseph Manscour), the nationalist Martinican Independence Movement elected 1 (Alfred Marie-Jeanne), and the Martinican Progressive Party also elected 1(Serge Letchimy, mayor of Fort de France).

Current Deputies
1st Louis-Joseph Manscour PS
2nd Alfred Almont UMP
3rd Serge Letchimy PPM
4th Alfred Marie-Jeanne MIM

See also


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