Regional Council of Brittany

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Regional Council of Brittany
Type
Type
Leadership
President
Loïg Chesnais-Girard, PS
Since 22 June 2017
Structure
Seats 83
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Political groups

Government (53)

Opposition (30)

Elections
Two-round Majoritarian Proportional Representation
Last election
December 2015
Website
bretagne.bzh
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The Hotel de Courcy in Rennes, seat of the Regional Council. Hotel de Courcy facade.jpg
The Hôtel de Courcy in Rennes, seat of the Regional Council.

The Regional Council of Brittany (French : Conseil régional de Bretagne, Breton : Kuzul Rannvroel Breizh) is the regional legislature of the region of Brittany in France. It is composed of 83 councillors, elected in 2004, in office for six years until 2010.

French language Romance language

French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.

Breton language Celtic language

Breton is a member of the Brittonic Southwestern Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken in Brittany.

Regions of France France top-level territorial subdivision

France is divided into 18 administrative regions, which are traditionally divided between 13 metropolitan regions, located on the European continent, and 5 overseas regions, located outside the European continent. The 13 metropolitan regions are each further subdivided into 2 to 13 departments, while the overseas regions consist of only one department each and hence are also referred to as "overseas departments". The current legal concept of region was adopted in 1982, and in 2016 what had been 27 regions was reduced to 18. The overseas regions should not be confused with the overseas collectivities, which have a semi-autonomous status.

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Seats

By Departments

Côtes-dArmor Department of France

Côtes-d'Armor, formerly known as Côtes-du-Nord, is a department in the north of Brittany, in northwestern France.

Morbihan Department of France

Morbihan is a department in Brittany, situated in the northwest of France. It is named after the Morbihan, the enclosed sea that is the principal feature of the coastline. It is noted for its Carnac stones. These predate and are more extensive than the ancient Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire, England that is more familiar to English speakers.

Ille-et-Vilaine Department of France

Ille-et-Vilaine is a department of France, located in the region of Brittany in the northwest of the country.

By coalition

Socialist Party (France) French political party (1969– )

The Socialist Party is a social-democratic political party in France and was, for decades, the largest party of the French centre-left. The PS used to be one of the two major political parties in the French Fifth Republic, along with the Republicans. The Socialist Party replaced the earlier French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) in 1969, and is currently led by First Secretary Olivier Faure. The PS is a member of the Party of European Socialists (PES), the Socialist International (SI) and the Progressive Alliance.

French Communist Party left-wing political party in France which advocates the principles of communism

The French Communist Party is a communist party in France.

The Greens (France) political party in France

The Greens was a green-ecologist political party in France. The Greens had been in existence since 1984, but their spiritual roots could be traced as far back as René Dumont's candidacy for the presidency in 1974. On 13 November 2010, The Greens merged with Europe Ecology to become Europe Ecology – The Greens.

By party

Partisan composition [1] .
Group name Parties Members Status
Socialists and allies PS
33 / 83
Governing coalition
DVG
9 / 83
ex-
1 / 83
Communists and progressives PCF
2 / 83
DVG
2 / 83
Far left and allies PRG
2 / 83
DVG
1 / 83
Regionalists ex-UDB
3 / 83
Right, centre and regionalists LR
13 / 83
Opposition
UDI
3 / 83
MoDem
2 / 83
National Front FN
12 / 83

Past Regional Councils

From 2004 to 2010

Party seats
Socialist Party 36
Union for a Popular Movement 14
Union for French Democracy 9
French Communist Party 7
The Greens 7
Breton Democratic Union 4
Left Radical Party 2
Miscellaneous Left 2
Miscellaneous Left 1

From 1998 to 2004

CandidatePartyVotes (Round One)% (Round One)Votes (Round Two)% (Round Two)
  Jean-Yves Le Drian PS-PCF-PRG 521,98038.48%841,00458.79%
  Josselin de Rohan (incumbent) UMP 347,22125.60%589,62541.21%
 Bruno Joncour UDF 150,05011.06% - -
 Pascale Loget Les Verts-UDB-Frankiz Breizh131,5219.70% - -
 Brigitte Neveux FN 114,8838.47% - -
 Françoise Dubu LCR/LO 64,8054.78% - -
 Lionel David MNR 25,9921.92% - -
Total1,356,460100.00%1,430,611100.00%

From 1998 to 2004

Party seats
Socialist Party 25
Rally for the Republic 17
Union for French Democracy 17
National Front (France) 7
French Communist Party 6
The Greens 3
Miscellaneous Right 3
Workers' Struggle 1
Revolutionary Communist League 1
MRV-CAP 1
Ecology Generation 1
Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Traditions 1

From 1992 to 1998

Party seats
Rally for the Republic-Union for French Democracy 41
Socialist Party 19
National Front (France) 7
The Greens 6
Ecology Generation 6
French Communist Party 3
Blanc c'est exprimé 1

From 1986 to 1992

Party seats
Rally for the Republic-Union for French Democracy 45
Socialist Party 30
French Communist Party 4
National Front (France) 2

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See also

  1. sur le site de la région Bretagne, consulté le 6 février 2016.

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