12 Jun 2017

Polutele retains Wallis seat in Paris

2:31 pm on 12 June 2017

In Wallis and Futuna, Napole Polutele has been re-elected to the French National Assembly.

Mr Polutele, who has been running under the leftist DVG banner, won just over 50 percent of the vote to secure his seat in the first round.

Turnout was above 81 percent.

Mr Polutele was first chosen in a by-election four years ago after the incumbent's election was annulled because of campaign irregularities.