22 Oct 2002

New elections to be held in New Caledonia's Lifou island

10:27 am on 22 October 2002

Voters in New Caledonia's Lifou island will have to go to the polls again on Sunday after no electoral list of candidates won a majority in last weekend's municipal election.

Official results show the Caledonian Union has won 42 percent of the votes , beating the FCCI/RPCR coalition into second place.

Turn out was 46 percent.

The election was called after the polls held in March last year were annulled.