Territorial Council of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Conseil territorial de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
|Archipelago Tomorrow |
Focus on the Future
|20 March 2022|
|Church Square, Saint-Pierre|
The Territorial Council (French: Conseil territorial) is the legislative branch of the government of the French territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. It was previously known as the General Council (French: Conseil général), but the name was changed to Territorial Council by a new French law on 22 February 2007, a law which also increased the council's powers. The council has 19 members, elected to five year terms. The last election was on 20 March 2022.
The Territorial Council building is a two-story structure located at Church Square in Saint-Pierre.
The Territorial Council has 19 members, elected for a six-year term in single-seat constituencies. Elections are held in two stages. The first stage is open to all candidates and the majority of seats can only be given out if a political group achieves true majority at the ballot box. If no majority is attained on this ballot, a second ballot is held the following Sunday. On the second ballot, only a relative majority is necessary to obtain 11 out of the 19 seats. The rest of the seats (4 reserved for Miquelon) are distributed through a system of proportional representation.
The president of the Territorial Council has held executive power since March 2, 1982. The current president is Stéphane Artano.
A list of presidents of the Territorial Council (General Council before February 2007):
The Territorial Council members consist of 5 vice-presidents, officers of the council and general members.
The current standing at the council are: