Former French Polynesian politician dies

11:01 am on 18 April 2019

A former member of the French Polynesian Assembly, René Kohumoetini, has died.

Rene Kohumoetini

Rene Kohumoetini Photo: Tahoeraa Huiraatira

The government said he died of illness last night in the capital, Papeete.

The president, Edouard Fritch, described him as a friend and long-time political companion.

He said Mr Kohumoetini was deeply rooted in the Marquesas, especially his home island of Ua Pou, where he was once the mayor.