15 Mar 2013

Wallis and Futuna to elect French National Assembly member

12:08 pm on 15 March 2013

Voters in Wallis and Futuna will go to the polls on Sunday to elect the territory's sole member of the French National Assembly.

This follows a French constitutional court ruling in January which annulled last year's result recorded in Wallis and Futuna.

The winner, David Verge, was found guilty of irregularities in his campaign account and banned from running for office for a year.

Among the candidates are his wife Lauriane Verge, who is the territory's first woman to run for the Paris seat.

The others are Mikaele Kulimoetoke, a retired policeman who was narrowly defeated by Mr Verge last year, and Napole Polutele who is a teacher backed by a majority of the territorial assembly.