Flosse front runner for new term as Polynesian president | Pacific Beat

Flosse front runner for new term as Polynesian president

Flosse front runner for new term as Polynesian president

Updated 7 May 2013, 8:33 AEST

In French Polynesia, the party of veteran politician, Gaston Flosse, the Tahoeraa Huiraatira is emerging as the clear favourite in the run-off election to choose a new 57-member territorial assembly.

In a surprising comeback from the 2008 elections unofficial results give Tahoeraa 38 seats and the Union for Democracy 11 seats.

It will mean a change of government with the Oscar Temaru-led Union of Democracy swept from office.

Presenter:Campbell Cooney

Speaker:Thibault Marais, Tahiti journalist

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