Tahiti's Brotherson to sit with French Communists

12:14 pm on 28 June 2017

French Polynesia's first ever pro-independence politician elected to the French National Assembly has decided to join the parliamentary group of the Communist Party.

Moetai Brotherson, pro-independence member of the French National Assembly.

Moetai Brotherson, pro-independence member of the French National Assembly. Photo: Supplied

Moetai Brotherson will sit with the 11 Communists and three members from the French overseas territories to form a group called Democratic and Republican Left

The group said it wanted to represent a diverse and determined Left in order to advance justice and social cohesion.

There are a total of seven groups in the French Assembly, with the largest one being the Republic on The Move.

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