5 Jan 2012

Tahiti's Buillard tops French parliament absenteeism list

1:46 pm on 5 January 2012

A summary of last year's activities of France's parliamentarians representing overseas territories shows that no assembly member was absent more often than French Polynesia's Michel Buillard.

The compilation by the Nouvelles de Tahiti shows that Mr Buillard attended sittings for two weeks only.

The other assembly member from French Polynesia, Bruno Sandras, was present for five weeks, while some lawmakers were there for 40 weeks.

The most active French Polynesian politician was Richard Tuheiava who holds one of the territory's two seats in the French Senate.