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Politics and government of
French Guiana is not a separate territory but both an overseas Région and overseas department of France, with the same government institutions as areas on the French mainland.
The administrive centre is Cayenne.
France is represented by prefect Daniel Ferey, but the President of the general council is Alain Tien-Liong and the President of the regional council is Antoine Karam.
General Council of Guiana
The general council is composed of 19 seats; whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms.
Regional Council of Guiana
The regional council is composed of 31 seats; whose members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms.
Guiana elects two Senators to the French Senate. The current Senators are Georges Patient and Jean-Étienne Antoinette, both members of the PSG
Guiana also elects 2 deputies to the French National Assembly, the last elections were held in June 2007. The Walwari has one deputy, Christiane Taubira and the PSG has one deputy, Chantal Berthelot who defeated long-time UMP incumbent Léon Bertrand.
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