21 Apr 2017

French territories ready for election

From , 5:04 am on 21 April 2017

Voters in the French Pacific are being called to the polls this weekend in the first round of the French presidential election.

After upsets in the primaries held by the two main political parties, it is anybody's guess which two of the 11 candidates will make it to the run-off round next month when a successor to Francois Hollande will be elected.

To discuss how this campaign has been playing out in the French Polynesia and New Caledonia, Sally Round asked Walter Zweifel what this election means for these territories.

French President Francois Hollande addresses the nation during a televised speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Francois Hollande Photo: AFP