8 Dec 2014

Tahiti assembly approves 2015 budget

2:40 pm on 8 December 2014

The French Polynesian assembly has approved the 2015 budget, with no member voting against it.

The French Polynesia parliament building

The French Polynesia parliament building Photo: RNZ

The President, Edouard Fritch, says the outline of the document in the main represents the work of the government before he assumed power in September.

The budget aims to tighten spending and no longer replace all public servants who retire.

The pro-independence opposition abstained but queried the legality and terms of employing the disgraced President Gaston Flosse within his ruling party's assembly office.

Because of a corruption conviction and a suspended jail sentence, Flosse was forced to quit the presidency and is banned from holding public office for three years.