The General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales (in French: Conseil Général des Pyrénées-Orientales, Catalan: Consell General dels Pirineus Orientals) is the assembly elected for 6 years by the 31 Cantons of the Pyrénées-Orientales and its executive. Christian Bourquin,(PS) is the elected president since 1998.
The chairman of 'General Council of Pyrénées-Orientales' is
Hermelin Malherbe-Laurent [fr] (PS), who succeeded Christian Bourquin in November 2010. She is the head of the executive.
The Assembly sets departmental policy. The General Council has 31
Conseillers généraux for the 31 Cantons of the Pyrénées-Orientales and its Chairman.
The Conseiller général is the representative, elected by universal suffrage for 6 years.