Regional Council of the Hauts-de-France

The Hauts-de-France Regional Council is the name given to the deliberative assembly of the Hauts-de-France region.

It was named regional council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie before the vote of the regional councilors on March 14, 2016 on the name of the new region, after consultation of high school students and apprentices. This new name had however to be confirmed by the Government and the Council of State by decree of September 28, 2016.[1]

Regional Council of the Hauts-de-France
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Xavier Bertrand, DVD
since 4 janvier 2016
Structure
Seats170
Current Structure of the Regional Council
Political groups
Government (53)
  •   The Republicans (France) (74)
  •   Union of Democrats and Independents (42)

Opposition (30)

Elections
Two-round Majoritarian Proportional Representation
Last election
December 2015

HistoryEdit

The Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, created by the law on the delimitation of regions, regional and departmental elections and modifying the electoral calendar of January 16, 2015 with effect from January 1, 2016, is the result of the merger of the councils Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie, which respectively comprised 113 and 57 elected representatives (i.e. 170 cumulated regional councilors).

Lille is the capital of the new region Hauts-de-France. This choice was made final by a decree issued by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016, with Xavier Bertrand, chairman of the board having decided during the campaign to have Lille designated as the final regional capital. Regional deliberative bodies sit:

- at the headquarters of the Region, at 151 avenue du Président-Hoover, Lille, for plenary sessions.

- at the Hotel de Région, at the 15 mail Albert 1er in Amiens for the permanent commissions.

Article 5 of the Act of 16 January 2015 establishes 170 the number of regional councilors; it distributes the number of candidates by departmental section for the December 2015 elections:

17 for Aisne; 76 for the North; 25 for the Oise; 44 for the Pas-de-Calais; 18 for the Somme.

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