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Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna political reviews • polynesia 253 the election of 11 of the 20 coun- selors. Elections were scheduled for 6 September 1998 at Hahake (4 seats), Hihifo (3 seats), and Alo (4 seats). Of the remaining 9 elected counselors, 1 was a member of the opposition, and the other 8 were members of the local majority party (Rassemblement Pour la République, rpr). Eighteen parties introduced sixty-seven candidates. The ballot involved a vote for one or more candidates on a list drawn up by a political party and left little chance for the second or third candidates to enter the assembly. Electors favoring their families or their villages had the effect of dividing the vote in a uniform manner. Three of the incumbents were defeated, the consequence of which was to decrease the conservative rpr majority. The daughter of the deceased senator, Bernadette Papilio (rpr), replaced Samino Taputai by a margin of eight votes. The ideological cleavage between the majority and the minority became more pronounced. The Union for Wallis and Futuna (upwf), which espouses principles of the socialist party, won six seats at the expense of independent members. As a result of the death of Senator M Papilio at the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2000 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

political reviews • polynesia 253 the election of 11 of the 20 coun- selors. Elections were scheduled for 6 September 1998 at Hahake (4 seats), Hihifo (3 seats), and Alo (4 seats). Of the remaining 9 elected counselors, 1 was a member of the opposition, and the other 8 were members of the local majority party (Rassemblement Pour la République, rpr). Eighteen parties introduced sixty-seven candidates. The ballot involved a vote for one or more candidates on a list drawn up by a political party and left little chance for the second or third candidates to enter the assembly. Electors favoring their families or their villages had the effect of dividing the vote in a uniform manner. Three of the incumbents were defeated, the consequence of which was to decrease the conservative rpr majority. The daughter of the deceased senator, Bernadette Papilio (rpr), replaced Samino Taputai by a margin of eight votes. The ideological cleavage between the majority and the minority became more pronounced. The Union for Wallis and Futuna (upwf), which espouses principles of the socialist party, won six seats at the expense of independent members. As a result of the death of Senator M Papilio at the

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 1, 2001

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