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The French Community

The French Community exercises its powers in the Walloon provinces (except the German-speaking communes) and in Brussels.

In the French Community, the legislative power is exercised by a Parliament and a Government. The legislative assembly - the Parliament of the French Community - consists of 94 members: the 75 elected representatives of the Walloon Parliament and 19 French-speaking elected representatives of the Parliament of Brussels-Capital Region.

The Parliament of the French Community delegates ten of its members to seats in the Senate: they are the community senators.

The Parliament votes on decrees: these are the laws of the French Community.

The Government of the French Community exercises the executive power. It consists of a maximum of eight members, including the Minister-President. At least one Minister must reside in the Brussels-Capital Region.

The other communities of our country are the German-speaking Community and the Flemish Community.

Both the Parliament and the Ministry of the French Community have their own information service and an official web site.

Composition of the Government of the French Community (fr)

Composition of the Parliament of the French Community (fr)