7 Nov 2008

Futuna crowns new king

1:57 pm on 7 November 2008

One of the two kingdom's on the French island of Futuna has crowned 65-year-old Petelo Vikena as the new king.

Oceania Flash reports the ceremony in Alo was attended by chiefly clans as well as French representatives.

The previous king, locally known as Tuigaifo, was deposed in February as a result of a unanimous decision taken by the four chiefly clans.