18 Mar 2013

Three candidates move through to second round in Wallis and Futuna vote

11:10 am on 18 March 2013

The three Wallis and Futuna candidates vying for a seat on the French National Assembly have all got through to the second round of voting.

Napole Polutele, who is supported by the UMP party, held a slight lead in the first round with 37 percent of the vote.

Second placed Mikaele Kulimoetoke gained 33 percent trailed by Lauriane Verge on 29 percent.

Ms Verge is the wife of David Verge who lost the seat in January following a French Constitutional Court ruling annulling last year's result.

Mr Verge had been found guilty of campaign irregularities and banned from running for office for a year.