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Departmental council (France)

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The departmental councils (French: conseils départementaux; singular, conseil départemental) of France are representative assemblies elected by universal suffrage in 98 of the country's 101 departments.[1] Prior to the 2015 French departmental elections they were known as general councils (conseils généraux; singular, conseil général).[2]

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HistoryEdit

The Law of 22 December 1789 required the establishment of an assembly in each department, known as the council of the department.[3] This law was repealed on 4 December 1793; it was restored as the "law on the division of the territory of the Republic and its administration" on 17 February 1800, in which, "General Council of the departments" were formed.[4] At this time, the name "General Council" was also used by town and district councils.[5]

The members of the general council were not elected until 1833; they were first elected by universal suffrage on 3 July 1848. The first female president of a department council was Évelyne Baylet in Tarn-et-Garonne in 1970.[6]

Until the passing of the Law of 2 March 1982 on the rights and freedoms of communes, departments, and regions, the prefect in each department was not only the state's representative in that department but also embodied in his or her person the department's executive; since 1982, the latter function has been transferred to the president of the departmental council.[7]

Law 175 of 26 February 2008 states that there must be at least one candidate of each gender in all departmental council elections.[8]

List of departmental council presidentsEdit

No. Department President Party Since
01 Ain Jean Deguerry LR 2017
02 Aisne Nicolas Fricoteaux UDI 2015
03 Allier Claude Riboulet UDI 2017
04 Alpes-de-Haute-Provence René Massette PS 2017
05 Hautes-Alpes Jean-Marie Bernard LR 2015
06 Alpes-Maritimes Charles-Ange Ginésy LR 2017
07 Ardèche Laurent Ughetto PS 2017
08 Ardennes Noël Bourgeois DVD 2017
09 Ariège Henri Nayrou PS 2014
10 Aube Philippe Pichery DVD 2017
11 Aude André Viola PS 2011
12 Aveyron Jean-François Galliard UDI 2017
13 Bouches-du-Rhône Martine Vassal LR 2015
14 Calvados Jean-Léonce Dupont UDI 2011
15 Cantal Bruno Faure LR 2017
16 Charente François Bonneau DVD 2015
17 Charente-Maritime Dominique Bussereau LR 2008
18 Cher Michel Autissier LR 2015
19 Corrèze Pascal Coste LR 2015
21 Côte-d'Or François Sauvadet UDI 2008
22 Côtes-d'Armor Alain Cadec LR 2015
23 Creuse Valérie Simonet LR 2015
24 Dordogne Germinal Peiro PS 2015
25 Doubs Christine Bouquin DVD 2015
26 Drôme Marie-Pierre Mouton LR 2017
27 Eure Pascal Lehongre LR 2017
28 Eure-et-Loir Claude Térouinard LR 2017
29 Finistère Nathalie Sarrabezolles PS 2015
30 Gard Denis Bouad PS 2015
31 Haute-Garonne Georges Méric PS 2015
32 Gers Philippe Martin PS 2014
33 Gironde Jean-Luc Gleyze PS 2015
34 Hérault Kléber Mesquida PS 2015
35 Ille-et-Vilaine Jean-Luc Chenut PS 2015
36 Indre Serge Descout LR 2016
37 Indre-et-Loire Jean-Gérard Paumier LR 2016
38 Isère Jean-Pierre Barbier LR 2015
39 Jura Clément Pernot LR 2015
40 Landes Xavier Fortinon PS 2017
41 Loir-et-Cher Nicolas Perruchot LR 2017
42 Loire Georges Ziegler LR 2017
43 Haute-Loire Jean-Pierre Marcon UDI 2014
44 Loire-Atlantique Philippe Grosvalet PS 2011
45 Loiret Marc Gaudet DVD 2017
46 Lot Serge Rigal PS 2014
47 Lot-et-Garonne Pierre Camani PS 2008
48 Lozère Sophie Pantel PS 2015
49 Maine-et-Loire Christian Gillet DVD 2014
50 Manche Marc Lefèvre LR 2017
51 Marne Christian Bruyen LR 2017
52 Haute-Marne Nicolas Lacroix LR 2017
53 Mayenne Olivier Richefou UDI 2017
54 Meurthe-et-Moselle Mathieu Klein PS 2017
55 Meuse Claude Léonard LR 2015
56 Morbihan François Goulard LR 2011
57 Moselle Philippe Leroy LR 2011
58 Nièvre Alain Lassus PS 2017
59 Nord Jean-René Lecerf LR 2015
60 Oise Nadège Lefebvre LR 2017
61 Orne Christophe de Balorre LR 2017
62 Pas-de-Calais Jean-Claude Leroy PS 2017
63 Puy-de-Dôme Jean-Yves Gouttebel PRG 2004
64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques Jean-Jacques Lasserre MoDem 2015
65 Hautes-Pyrénées Michel Pélieu PRG 2011
66 Pyrénées-Orientales Hermeline Malherbe PS 2010
67 Bas-Rhin Frédéric Bierry LR 2015
68 Haut-Rhin Brigitte Klinkert DVD 2017
69 Rhône Christophe Guilloteau LR 2015
70 Haute-Saône Yves Krattinger PS 2001
71 Saône-et-Loire André Accary LR 2015
72 Sarthe Dominique Le Mèner LR 2015
73 Savoie Hervé Gaymard LR 2008
74 Haute-Savoie Christian Monteil DVD 2008
76 Seine-Maritime Pascal Martin PR 2015
77 Seine-et-Marne Patrick Septiers UDI 2018
78 Yvelines Pierre Bédier LR 2014
79 Deux-Sèvres Gilbert Favreau LR 2015
80 Somme Laurent Somon LR 2015
81 Tarn Christophe Ramond PS 2017
82 Tarn-et-Garonne Christian Astruc SE 2015
83 Var Marc Giraud LR 2015
84 Vaucluse Maurice Chabert LR 2015
85 Vendée Yves Auvinet DVD 2015
86 Vienne Bruno Belin LR 2015
87 Haute-Vienne Jean-Claude Leblois PS 2015
88 Vosges François Vannson LR 2015
89 Yonne Patrick Gendraud LR 2017
90 Territoire de Belfort Florian Bouquet LR 2015
91 Essonne François Durovray LR 2015
92 Hauts-de-Seine Patrick Devedjian LR 2007
93 Seine-Saint-Denis Stéphane Troussel PS 2012
94 Val-de-Marne Christian Favier PCF 2001
95 Val-d’Oise Marie-Christine Cavecchi LR 2017
971 Guadeloupe Josette Borel-Lincertin PS 2015
974 La Réunion Cyrille Melchior LR 2017
976 Mayotte Ahmed Attoumani Douchina LR 2008

AllowanceEdit

The president of a department council has a maximum allowance of €5441 per month, the vice-presidents has a maximum allowance of €128.83-725.44, members of the standing committee have maximum allowances of €672.65-927.13, and departmental advisors have maximum allowances of €1501-2,626 per month.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The other three are Guyane, Martinique, and Paris, governed by respectively the Assemblée de Guyane, the Assemblée de Martinique, and the Conseil de Paris.
  2. ^ Ministère de l'intérieur, Les élections départementales : comprendre ce qui change (in French), retrieved 2015-07-30
  3. ^ "Law of 22 December 1789" (PDF). National Assembly. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Law of 28 Pluviose year VIII" (PDF). U-Picarde. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Les institutions administratives de la France de 1789 à 1800". University of Burgundy. 1988. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Baylet. Women and Power". Senate of France. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Law 82-213 of 2 March 1982". Legifrance. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  8. ^ Law No. 175 of 26 February 2008 to facilitate equal access of women and men to the mandate of General Councils.
  9. ^ Circular of 9 October 2008 setting maximum allowances for local elected 1 October 2008. Government of France.

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