Assembly of Martinique

The assembly of Martinique is the deliberative assembly of Martinique, which is a Single territorial collectivity of France. In 2015 it replaced both the Regional and General Councils of Martinique.

Assembly of Martinique

Assemblée de Martinique
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Claude Lise, Martinican Democratic Rally (RDM)
since 18 December 2015
Structure
Seats51
Assemblée Martinique élections 2015.svg
Political groups
  Ensemble pour une Martinique nouvelle: 18 seats
  Gran Sanblé pou ba péyi-a an chans: 33 seats
Elections
Proportional two-round ballot with majority bonus
First election
13 December 2015

Voting MethodEdit

The Martinique assembly is made up of 51 members,[1] who are elected for six year terms.

The voting system is similar to that used for regional elections: it is a multi-member proportional election with two rounds with majority bonus. In the first round, if a list receives the absolute majority of the votes cast, it receives a premium of 11 seats and the remaining seats are allocated to all the lists having received at least 5% of the votes cast.

If no list receives the absolute majority, a second round takes place: the list which comes first in the second round receives the premium of 11 seats and the remaining seats are allocated to all the lists having received at least 5% of the votes cast. For the distribution of seats within each list, the territory of Martinique is divided into four electoral sections corresponding to the legislative constituencies.[2]

Current membershipEdit

The first elections for the assembly were held on 13 December 2015. Gran Sanblé pou ba peyi an chans, a coalition of the Martinican Independence Movement and right-wing parties, led by Alfred Marie-Jeanne defeated Ensemble pour une Martinique Nouvelle [fr], a coalition of left-wing parties, led by Serge Letchimy, winning 33 out of 51 seats.[3][4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Code électoral - Article L558-6 [Electoral Code - Article L558-6] (in French), Legifrance, le service public de la diffusion du droit, retrieved 2020-04-28
  2. ^ Code électoral - Article L558-6 [Electoral Code - Article L558-6] (in French), Legifrance, le service public de la diffusion du droit, retrieved 2020-04-28
  3. ^ "La liste d'Alfred Marie-Jeanne remporte les élections territoriales 2015" (in French). 14 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Pro-independence candidate wins in Martinique, does not want to change status quo (for now)". Nationalia. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. ^ "En Martinique, droite et indépendantistes fusionnent pour la première fois". Le Huffington Post (in French). 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2020-04-28.