The organic law of 21 February 2007, laying down statutory and institutional provisions relating to overseas territories, established the municipalities of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin in Overseas Communities under Article 74 of the Constitution. Both communities were formally set up the 15 July 2007.
The new community of Saint-Martin is composed of a territorial assembly of 23 members and an executive council of 7 members led by the president of the community, elected for 5 years by universal suffrage.
The territorial council exercises the powers that are currently vested in the commune, the department and the region.
The community of Saint-Martin is composed of a territorial assembly of 23 members and an executive council of 7 members, both chaired by the president of the territorial council. The territorial council is elected for a term of twelve years by universal suffrage. Its president is elected by the 5 elected members.
Since 17 April 2013, the territorial council of Saint-Martin is chaired by Mrs. Aline HANSON (RRR).