A bill by a French Polynesian politician is being prepared in France which would disqualify from holding office for life any elected member convicted of abusing public funds.
Moetai Brotherson said the proposal is being circulated among all the factions within the French National Assembly and will appear online before the end of the week as a petition which the public can support.
Mr Brotherson said his bill would also be submitted to politicians in Tahiti and aims to help instil trust in public life.
This move comes three months before French Polynesia's election in which convicted politicians play or plan to play key roles.
Last year, the president Edouard Fritch agreed to repay his share of the US$2-million of the public funds misspent by him and his former colleagues in the Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party.
The Tahoeraa leader Gaston Flosse had been banned from office since 2014 because of corruption conviction but still hopes to be able to run again this year.
The two politicians are awaiting trial in the criminal court in Papeete in another case of alleged abuse of public funds.
Mr Brotherson's bill is unlikely to affect the election in Tahiti.