Sentenced French Polynesian leader can still run in polls | Pacific Beat

Sentenced French Polynesian leader can still run in polls

Sentenced French Polynesian leader can still run in polls

Updated 23 January 2013, 9:01 AEST

In our regular update from Tahitian journalist Thbault Marais, we hear how former French Polynesian leader Gaston Flosse may still stand in elections in a few months' time, despite facing a five-year jail sentence for corruption.

Also, French Overseas Minister Victorin Lurel is making his first visit to Tahiti. The visit comes as French Polynesia's current President Oscar Temaru is in New York to lobby the United Nations for the territory's decolonisation.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Thibault Marais, Tahiti journalist

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