21 Mar 2005

French Polynesia to vote on European constitution

12:41 pm on 21 March 2005

It has been confirmed in French Polynesia that voters will be called to the polls on Saturday the 28th of May to vote on the new European constitution.

All voters in France's overseas possessions will be called to the polls which will be a day earlier in Tahiti and its islands because of the time difference.

Turn-out is expected to be low as it was last year when elections were held in French Polynesia for the European parliament.

For the constitution to be passed, the European Union's 25 member countries have to reatify it.

Opinion polls in France show that a majority is set to vote against it.