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Even better: Tematai Le Gayic, elected in Papeete, is the youngest person to be elected at the National Assemby during the Fifth Republic: he is 21 years old (born in 2000).

Tahiti pro-independence candidates sweep seats in French National Assembly

In an unprecedented result, French Polynesia's pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira Party candidates have won a clean sweep of all three seats in the French National Assembly.

The three will sit with the left-wing Nupes group which emerged as the second biggest force in the 577-strong National Assembly.


A surprise novice in the Assembly is Tahiti's Tematai Le Gayic, who as a 21-year-old has become the youngest person ever to be elected to the National Assembly of the Fifth French Republic.

Le Gayic, who interrupted his university studies for the election campaign, won just under 51 percent of the votes in the Papeete constituency to defeat former Tourism Minister Nicole Bouteau of the ruling Tapura Huiraatira party.

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Jun 20th, 2022 at 06:31:01 PM EST
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