Tahiti visit possible for Macron

2:13 pm on 6 February 2018

A member of France's ruling En Marche Party has suggested that President Emmanuel Macron might visit French Polynesia in May.

A member of France's ruling En Marche Party has suggested that President Emmanuel Macron might visit French Polynesia in May.

France's President Emmanuel Macron.

France's President Emmanuel Macron. Photo: AFP or licensors

There has been no official announcement but the party's new interim representative in French Polynesia Maeva Salmon told Tahiti Nui TV that the month of May is being considered.

Emmanuel Macron was already scheduled to visit New Caledonia this year, with media in Noumea saying he is expected in May.

Ms Salmon had not been able to say if En Marche will contest the April election in French Polynesia, adding that it is up to Paris to decide.

She said her job was to create a base for the party.

Ms Salmon was appointed as an interim representative last week after the party headquarters dumped Heimana Garbet who had entered a coalition with politicians not represented in the assembly.

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