April 30, 2023 Held

French Polynesia

Overseas Lands of French Polynesia

Election for Assemblée de la Polynésie Française (French Polynesian Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:147,181
Valid Votes:145,658
Invalid Votes:1,523

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Tavini Huira'atira (Tavini Huira'atira (Serving the People)) 38 64,551


Tapura Huira'atira (Tapura Huira'atira (The People's List)) 16 56,118


A Here ia Porinetia (A Here ia Porinetia (We Love Polynesia)) 3 24,989

Election Results Modified: Aug 28, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • All 57 seats of the French Polynesian Assembly 

    • This is the second round of the general election. The first round was held on 16 April 2023.

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President of France Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017) 

  • Represented by High Commissioner of the Republic Dominique SORAIN (since 10 July 2019) 

  • Head of Government: President of French Polynesia Édouard FRITCH (since 12 September 2014) 

  • Assembly: unicameral Assembly (Assemblée de la Polynésie française) with 57 seats 

  • French Polynesia is also represented in the French Senate (Sénat) and National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale). 

Electoral System: 

  • The President of France is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. The president may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • The High Commissioner is appointed by the President of France based on the advice of the Ministry of the Interior. 

  • The President of French Polynesia is indirectly elected by the Assembly from among its members. The President may serve up to two 5-year terms. 

  • In the Assembly, 38 members are directly elected via absolute majority, closed-list vote in multi-seat constituencies in up to two rounds. Only lists receiving at least 12.5% of the total vote can advance to the second round, but parties may combine their votes and lists to meet this requirement. The remaining 19 seats are allocated to the party that receives the most votes. All members serve 5-year terms. 

  • Within the French legislature, French Polynesia directly elects three deputies of the National Assembly via absolute majority vote in up to two rounds. French Polynesia indirectly elects two members of the Senate via an electoral college, and one senate seat is contested every three years. Deputies serve 5-year terms, and senators serve 6-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In the first round of the 2023 election, three parties exceeded the 12.5% voting threshold and advanced to the second round: Tavini Huira'atira (34.9%), Tapura Huira'atira (30.46%), and A Here ia Porinetia (14.53%). Voter turnout was 59%.

Key Deadlines: 

Main Parties in this Election

  • Serving the People / Tavini Huira’atira No Te Ao Ma’ohi 

  • Leader: Oscar TEMARU 

  • Seats won in last election: 8 out of 57 

  • The People’s List / Tapura Huira’atira 

  • Leader: Édouard FRITCH 

  • Seats won in last election: 38 out of 57 

  • We Love Polynesia / A Here ia Porinetia 

  • Leader: Nuihau LAUREY 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 out of 57 (founded in 2020)

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators (pre-election): 30 out of 57 (52.6%) in the Territorial Assembly (2023)  

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Unavailable  

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Unavailable  

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in French Polynesia: No   

  • Election Access: Yes 

Election Modified: Aug 28, 2023

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