French Polynesians voting in second round

1:30 pm on 7 May 2018

Voters in French Polynesia have been going to the polls today in the second round of the territorial election.

Three parties are left contesting the 57 seats for the next five-year term of the territorial assembly.

Under the current electoral system, the party coming first today will get a third of all seats as a bonus and is therefore assured of a majority.

By midday, less than 30 percent of voters had cast their ballots, which is a 10 percent drop over 10 years.

Unofficial results will be known late tonight.

The ruling Tapura Huiraatira won the first round comfortably with 43 percent of the vote.

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