Elections in French Polynesia
gives information on election
and election results in French Polynesia
French Polynesia elects the Assembly of French Polynesia
(Assemblée de la Polynésie française
), the unicameral legislature
on the territorial level. The Assembly of French Polynesia has 57 members, elected for a five year term by proportional representation
in multi-seat constituencies
.French Polynesia has a two-party system
, which means that there are two dominant political parties
, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
In June 2011, the electoral law will likely be changed again, with a two-round proportional system including a bonus of a third of the seats for the winning list in the second round, with the rest of the seats distributed proportionally; the electoral threshold to advance to the second round will be 12.5%.
The elections in 2004 produced a close result leading to unstable majorities in the assembly. In addition, the election was invalidated in districts in Tahiti and Moorea, causing by-elections in 37 out of 57 seats.
On September 14, 2007, Oscar Temaru
, 63, was elected president of French Polynesia
for the 3rd time in 3 years (with 27 of 44 votes
cast in Tahiti assembly
). He replaced former President Gaston Tong Sang
, who lost a no-confidence vote
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