Politics of Aquitaine

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The politics of Aquitaine, France takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Council is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in the regional council.


The executive of the region is led by the President of the regional council.

Current composition

  • Alain Rousset (PS): President
  • Jean-Louis Carrère (PS): 1st Vice President
  • Françoise Cartron (PS): 2nd Vice President
  • Georges Labazée (PS): 3rd Vice President
  • Jean-Pierre Dufour (Green): 4th Vice President
  • Michel Moyrand (PS): 5th Vice President
  • Jean Guérard (PS): 6th Vice President
  • Alain Anziani (PS): 7th Vice President
  • François Deluga (PS): 8th Vice President
  • Anne-Marie Cocula (DVG): 9th Vice President
  • Rose-Marie Schmitt (Green): 10th Vice President
  • Henri Houdebert (PS): 11th Vice President
  • François Maïtia (PS): 12th Vice President
  • Béatrice Gendreau (PS): 13th Vice President
  • Jean Lissar (Green): 14th Vice President
  • Stéphane Delpeyrat (PS): 15th Vice President

List of Presidents

Presidents of Aquitaine
President Party Term
Jacques Chaban-Delmas UDR 1974-1979
André Labarrère PS 1979-1981
Philippe Madrelle PS 1981-1985
Jacques Chaban-Delmas RPR 1985-1988
Jean Tavernier RPR 1988-1992
Jacques Valade RPR 1992-1998
Alain Rousset PS 1998-

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Aquitaine (Conseil régional d'Aquitaine) is composed of 85 councillors, elected by proportional representation in a two-round system. The winning list in the second round is automatically entitled to a quarter of the seats. The remainder of the seats are allocated through proportional representation with a 5% threshold.

The Council is elected for a six-year term.

Current composition

Party seats
Socialist Party 43
Union for a Popular Movement 12
Union for French Democracy 9
The Greens 9
National Front 7
Miscellaneous Left 4
Left Radical Party 1


Other elections

In the 2007 legislative election, the PS won 16 seats, the UMP won 7, and the MoDem won two. In addition, the New Centre won one seat, as did the Greens.[1]


  1. ^ http://www.electionresources.org/fr/deputies.php?election=2007&region=AQ

External links

  • Aquitaine Region
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