25 Apr 2005

French Polynesian party accuses government of inaction

4:12 pm on 25 April 2005

A small party in French Polynesia has criticised the new government of Oscar Temaru for a lack of action.

The leader of the Te Avei'a Party, Antonio Perez, has told the Tahitipresse news agency that two months after coming back to power nothing has been signed or achieved by the new government.

He says the education minister's trip to Paris has not yielded a tangible result, adding that announcements by the new administration amount to nothing.

Mr Perez also says the assembly gathering to elect a speaker earlier this month showed rifts when it was supposed to be the new administration's first meeting to demonstrate unity.

And he says this was just the visible part of the iceberg.