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Administrative divisions

The city is divided into eight quartiers, or districts, sometimes composed of several neighborhoods. On the Left Bank are (1) Jonction, (2) Centre. Plainpalais, and Acacias, (3) Eaux-Vives, and (4) Champel, while the Right Bank includes (1) Saint-Jean and Charmilles, (2) Servette and Petit-Saconnex, (3) Grottes and Saint-Gervais, and (4) Paquis and Nations.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Logo of the city of Geneva

The City Council (Conseil administratif) constitutes the executive government of the City of Geneva and operates as a collegiate authority. It is composed of five councilors (French: Conseiller administratif/ Conseillère administrative{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}), each presiding over a department. The president of the executive department acts as mayor (maire). In the governmental year 2015/2016 the City Council is presided by Madame la maire de Genève Esther Alder. Departmental tasks, coordination measures and implementation of laws decreed by the City Parliament are carried by the City Council. The election of the City Council is held every five years. The current mandate period (la législature) is from 1 June 2015 to 31 May 2020. The executive body holds its meetings in the Palais Eynard, near the Parc des Bastions. The building was built between 1817 and 1821 in Neoclassical style.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

As of 2015, Geneva's City Council is made up of two representatives of the PS (Social Democratic Party), and one member each of PES (Green Party, who is also the mayor for the current year), Ensemble à Gauche, and PDC (Christian Democratic Party), giving the left parties a very strong four out of five seats. The last election was held on 19 April 2015. All of the previous members were re-elected.<ref name=CA>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Le Conseil administratif of Geneva <ref name=CA/>
(M. Conseiller adminstratif/ Mme Conseillère administrative)
Party Head of Office (Département, since) of elected since
Esther Alder<ref group=SR>Mayor (Madame la maire de Genève) 2015/16</ref>      PES Social Cohesion and Solidarity (Département de la cohésion sociale et de la solidarité, ) 2011
Guillaume Barazzone<ref group=SR>Vice President (Vice-présidant) 2015/16</ref>      PDC Urban Environment and Security (Département de l’environnement urbain et de la sécurité, ) 2012
Rémy Pagani      Ensemble à Gauche Construction and Development (Département des constructions et de l’aménagement, ) 2007
Sandrine Salerno      PS Finance and Housing (Département des finances et du logement, ) 2007
Sami Kanaan      PS Culture and Sports (Département de la culture et du sport, ) 2011
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Le Conseil municipal of Geneva for the mandate period of 2015-2020

  Ensemble à gauche (12.5%)
  PS (23.8%)
  Les Verts (PES) (10%)
  PDC (13.8%)
  PLR (18.8%)
  UDC (7.5%)
  MCG (13.8%)

The City Parliament (Conseil municipal) holds legislative power. It is made up of 80 members, with elections held every five years. The City Parliament decrees regulations and by-laws that are executed by the City Council and the administration. The sessions of the City Parliament are public. Unlike members of the City Council, members of the City Parliament are not politicians by profession, and they are paid a fee based on their attendance. Any resident of Geneva allowed to vote can be elected as a member of the City Parliament. The Parliament holds its meetings in the Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville), in the old city.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The last election of the City Parliament was held on 20 April 2015 for the mandate period (législature) of 2015-2020. Currently the City Parliament consist of 19 members of the Social Democratic Party (PS), 15 Les Libéraux-Radicaux (PLR), 11 Christian Democratic People's Party (PDC), 11 Geneva Citizens' Movement (MCG,), 10 Ensemble à Gauche, 8 Green Party (PES), and 6 Swiss People's Party (UDC).<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

International relations

Geneva does intentionally not have any particular "sister" tie with any city in the world. It declares itself related to the entire world.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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