French Polynesia 2013

May 5, 2013, midnight

A second round of elections to French Polynesia’s 57-member parliament (Territorial Assembly/ Assemblee Territoriale), were held on May 5, 2013. Veteran politician Gaston FLOSSE was returned to the presidency, as his party the Popular Rally / Tahoearaa Huiraatira won a majority in parliament, gaining 38 seats. Oscar TEMARU’s Union for Democracy / Union Nationale pour la Démocratie won 11 seats, and Teva ROHFRITSCH’s recently formed party A Tia Porinetia gained 8.  As this election was conducted in two rounds, all parties making it into the second round were required to pass a threshold of 12.5 percent. In the Territorial Assembly, 38 seats are allocated through proportional representation, and the remaining 19 seats are given to the leading party.

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