28 Nov 2002

New Caledonia names a new government

5:04 pm on 28 November 2002

The 54 member New Caledonian Congress has elected a new Government today.

They chose ten members after agreeing last week to reducing the executive from eleven.

Seven are from the RPCR/FCCI grouping, two are from the FLNKS and one from the Caledonian Union.

The RPCR grouping is led by the President in the former administration, Pierre Frogier.

He is expected to be re-elected.

The FLNKS members are David Gorodey, who was the Vice-President in the old Government, and Roch Wamytan, who had earlier resigned from the previous adminstration.

Mr Wamytan is expected to become the Vice-President.

The Caledonian Union's only Minister is Gerald Cortot, whose resignation two weeks ago led automatically to the dissolution of the collegial government.