15 Dec 2005

French Polynesia MPs pass US$1.4bn budget

10:47 am on 15 December 2005

Lawmakers in French Polynesia have passed a budget of US$1.4 billion.

The ruling coalition led by the Union for Democracy pushed through the measure yesterday after a series of amendments during lengthy budget sessions.

The opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira party says the move raises the budget of government departments and reduces the expenditure of the presidency.