22 Jan 2018

Three months until French Polynesia's election

From , 6:03 am on 22 January 2018

In three months, French Polynesia will go to the polls to elect a new territorial assembly for another five-year term, and the parties are gradually positioning themselves for the contest.

Since 2013, the political landscape has changed, most notably with a fresh demise of the Tahoeraa Huiraatira party headed by Gaston Flosse.

The Tahoeraa hopes to regain its dominance but it is unclear whether Flosse will be allowed to stand

Walter Zweifel has been following local politics and Sally Round asked him how the party was weakened.

Edouard Fritch and Gaston Flosse in 2013

Edouard Fritch and Gaston Flosse in 2013 Photo: RNZI Walter Zweifel