Domestic High Commissioners
- In France, a high commissioner, in French haut-commissaire, is a civil servant appointed by the President of France to some high level position within France:
- The High commissioner for atomic energy is the head of the CEA
- cfr. Haute Autorité.
- In Portugal, high commissioner (alto comissário in Portuguese) is the title of certain officials appointed by the President, the Parliament or the Government to deal with special matters of national importance (e.g.: the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue is the government official responsible for the immigration and ethnic minorities affairs).
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