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The departmental councils (French: conseil départemental) of France are assemblies of the departments, elected by universal suffrage. Prior to the French departmental elections, 2015 they were called general councils (conseil général).[1]

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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required the establishment of an assembly in each department, known as the council of the department.[2] This law was repealed on 4 December 1793; it was restored as the "law on the division of the territory of the Republic and its administration" on 17 February 1800, in which,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.[3] At this time, the name "General Council" was also used by town and district councils.[4]

The members of the general council were not elected until 1833; they started to be elected by universal suffrage in 3 July 1848. The first female president of a department council was Évelyne Baylet in Tarn-et-Garonne in 1970.[5] Until the law of decentralisation of 2 March 1982, the department prefect also served as the department's state representative and the department executive; since 1982, the president of the council has been the department's executive body.[6] Law 175 of 26 February 2008 states that there must be at least a single candidate of each gender in a department council election.[7]

List of the presidents of the departmental councilsEdit

No. Department (or collectivity) 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 René-Paul Savary LR 2003
52 Haute-Marne Bruno Sido LR 1998
53 Mayenne Jean Arthuis AC 1992
54 Meurthe-et-Moselle Michel Dinet PS 1998
55 Meuse Christian Namy DVD 2004
56 Morbihan Joseph-François Kerguéris MoDem 2004
57 Moselle Philippe Leroy LR 1992
58 Nièvre Marcel Charmant PS 2001
59 Nord Patrick Kanner PS 1998
60 Oise Yves Rome PS 2004
61 Orne Alain Lambert LR 2007
62 Pas-de-Calais Dominique Dupilet PS 2004
63 Puy-de-Dôme Jean-Yves Gouttebel PS 2004
64 Pyrénées-Atlantiques Jean Castaings LR 2008
65 Hautes-Pyrénées Josette Durrieu PS 2008
66 Pyrénées-Orientales Christian Bourquin PS 1998
67 Bas-Rhin Guy-Dominique Kennel LR 2008
68 Haut-Rhin Charles Buttner LR 2004
69 Rhône Michel Mercier DIV 1990
70 Haute-Saône Yves Krattinger PS 2002
71 Saône-et-Loire Arnaud Montebourg PS 2008
72 Sarthe Roland du Luart LR 1998
73 Savoie Hervé Gaymard LR 2008
74 Haute-Savoie Christian Monteil DVD 2008
75 Paris Bertrand Delanoë PS 2001
76 Seine-Maritime Pascal Martin PR 2015
77 Seine-et-Marne Vincent Eblé PS 2004
78 Yvelines Pierre Bédier LR 2005
79 Deux-Sèvres Éric Gautier PS 2008
80 Somme Christian Manable PS 2008
81 Tarn Thierry Carcenac PS 1991
82 Tarn-et-Garonne Jean-Michel Baylet PRG 1986
83 Var Horace Lanfranchi LR 2002
84 Vaucluse Claude Haut PS 2001
85 Vendée Yves Auvinet [Miscellaneous right]] 2015
86 Vienne Claude Bertaud LR 2008
87 Haute-Vienne Marie-Françoise Pérol-Dumont PS 2004
88 Vosges Christian Poncelet LR 1976
89 Yonne Jean-Marie Rolland LR 2008
90 Territoire de Belfort Yves Ackermann PS 2004
91 Essonne Michel Berson PS 1998
92 Hauts-de-Seine Patrick Devedjian LR 2007
93 Seine-Saint-Denis Claude Bartolone PS 2008
94 Val-de-Marne Christian Favier PCF 2001
95 Val-d’Oise Arnaud Bazin LR 2011
971 Guadeloupe Jacques Gillot UGSR 2001
972 Martinique Alfred Marie-Jeanne MIM 2015
973 Guyane Alain Tien-Liong DVG 2008
974 Réunion Nassimah Dindar LR 2004
975 Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (overseas collect.) Stéphane Artano DVD 2006
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.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministère de l'intérieur, Les élections départementales : comprendre ce qui change (in French), retrieved 2015-07-30
  2. ^ "Law of 22 December 1789" (PDF). National Assembly. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Law of 28 Pluviose year VIII" (PDF). U-Picarde. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Les institutions administratives de la France de 1789 à 1800". University of Burgundy. 1988. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Baylet. Women and Power". Senate of France. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Law 82-213 of 2 March 1982 on the rights and freedoms of communes, departments and regions". Legifrance. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. ^ Law No. 175 of 26 February 2008 o facilitate equal access of women and men to the mandate of General Counsel.
  8. ^ Circular of 9 October 2008 setting maximum allowances for local elected 1 October 2008. Government of France.

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