13 Oct 2009

Further French Polynesia jostling amid threat to majority

2:33 pm on 13 October 2009

There have been calls in French Polynesia against efforts to try to overturn the government formed six months ago.

A senior politician backing the coalition, Jean-Christophe Bouissou, has hit out at the outer island assembly members who have opted to defect to the opposition amid speculation that a no confidence motion is being drawn up against President Oscar Temaru.

Mr Bouissou says politicians can now be be divided into two groups; those who work and those who don't, adding that the latter ones are being talked about.

He says he is committed to shoring up the majority.

Another politician, Nicole Bouteau, has told local television that another no confidence motion would delay plans to relaunch the economy.