11 May 2012

Paris court annuls Papeete result of French presidential election

1:25 pm on 11 May 2012

The French constitutional court has annulled the votes cast in the French Polynesian capital during the second round of the French presidential election.

The court found that the counting process in 11 voting stations in Papeete was compromised and could have been open to electoral fraud.

The irregularity concerned about 7,000 votes, most of them purportedly favouring the incumbent candidate, Nicolas Sarkozy, who in French Polynesia still came in out in front.

The ruling is contained in the official proclamation of the results which have made Francois Hollande the official winner with more than 1,1 million votes more than his rival.