Two French assembly members of the opposition Socialist Party have spoken
out against the government's plan to change French Polynesia's electoral
system under urgency for a new territorial assembly to be chosen in an
early election in January.
The two, Bruno Leroux and Bernard Roman, say they doubt the reform being
pushed by the new French government will achieve its goal of bringing
about greater political stability.
In the past three years, four motions of no confidence have been passed
in the assembly in Tahiti but a vast majority of the assembly members are
against the latest French reform plan, which favours two rounds of
A French senator of the ruling UMP Party has also been to Papeete in
preparation of the reform project which is to be debated in the senate in
mid-November before being submitted the assembly.
The French minister in charge of overseas territories, Christian Estrosi,
is due in Tahiti later this week on his third visit to the territory in
less than three months, with the reform likely to again be on the agenda