The opposition in French Polynesia has hit out at the government re-shuffle announced by the President, Oscar Temaru.
He has appointed three opposition politicians as ministers while four ministers have vacated their position to return to their assembly seats in a bid to ensure the Union For Democracy has a majority in the assembly today when new committees are formed.
The opposition Rautahi Party leaderr, Jean-Christophe Bouissou, says it appears that signatures to back autonomy can be swapped for ministerial portfolios.
Gaston Flosse of the Tahoeraa Huiraatira says he regrets that the autonomists haven't been able to form a union.
Nicole Bouteau of the centrist No o e Te Nunaa Party says there are no morals or ethics, re-iterating that some politicians only appear to follow their perosnal interests.