3 Aug 2005

Gaston Flosse gets senatorial term extended

2:52 pm on 3 August 2005

The former president of French Polynesia, Gaston Flosse, has had his term as the territory's representative in the French senate extended for one year.

The French government has put back senatorial elections from September 2007 to September 2008 to avoid clashing with a scheduled presidential election.

Elections for local councillors and mayors have been put back from March 2007 to March 2008.