In Polynesia, Demato Le Gaik became one of the 21 young elected representatives.


Tematai Le Gayic, a 21-year-old independent, was backed by the Nupes and was elected vice president of Polynesia’s first constituency on Sunday. He thus became one of the youngest delegates to the National Assembly.

The title was previously held by Marion Marech, who was elected at the age of 22 in 2017 in Vaughan. He can now return to Tematai Le Gayic. The young separatist, who supports the new popular environmental and social union (Knoops), was elected vice president of Polynesia’s first constituency on Sunday, June 19, at the age of 21. If two candidates younger than him compete on the mainland of France, he is on the run to become the youngest vice president in V’s history.e Republic.

Tematai Le Gayic of the Tavini huira’atira (“Serve the People”) party defeated former Labor and Tourism Minister Nicole Bouteau with the support of the presidential coalition! 50.88% of the vote was cast, according to figures released by the Province of Polynesia. He wins after Myna Sage (UTI).

This was an unexpected victory for young separatists. In the first round, he came in second with 41.90% of the vote to Nicole Bodou with 20.10% of the vote.

Supporter of Maoist citizenship

Born in Puppet, 2000, Dematoi Le Gaik grew up on the Australian archipelago of Tubuwai, and later in Tahiti. Prior to consolidating his master’s degree in political science research at the School of Social Sciences (EHESS) suspended for campaigning in Polynesia, he received a dual degree in political science and history at the University of Vincent-Saint-Denis 8 in Paris.

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During his studies, he chaired the Student Union of French Polynesia (AEPF) and later the Federation of Student Associations of French Polynesia (FAEPF). He fought against the insecurity of students and defended access to culture through Tahitian and Polynesian dance classes.

Access to the full sovereignty of French Polynesia is the basis of its political commitment. He wants to protect local employment and land and grant Maoist citizenship. He campaigns to transform higher education into the Polynesian realities and to protect the environment.

Best speaker in French and Tahitian, she has won numerous awards at the Announcement and Tahitian Dance Competitions. He also led a traditional choir.

Independence victory in Polynesia

Tematai Le Gayic was not the only separatist to gain access to the National Assembly after this legislative election. Steve Chailloux, backed by the Nupes, was elected in the second constituency of French Polynesia with 58.89% of the vote, with presidential majority candidate Tepuaraurii Teriitahi (41.11%).

An anthropologist by training, he graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Before returning to Tahiti, he taught Tahitian for ten years at the University of Hawaii, where he continued to teach his language to local students. He was also the Parliamentary Coordinator of the Independent Parliamentarian Moidai Brothers.

Steve Chailloux likes to wear a braided pantanus hat and a traditional Pacific lavalava. His main political positions were related to the decolonization of French Polynesia, the preservation of its languages ​​and culture, the conduct of elected officials, and their struggle against nuclear weapons.

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In the third constituency, the success of the current MP, Motta Brothers (61.32%) was highly anticipated. Duterte Dumahai (38.68%), an autonomous newcomer to politics, surprised by repeatedly expressing his support for his opponent’s views during the campaign.

National political identities have little influence over the Polynesian electorate, and they mainly position themselves on the instructions of local parties. The Freedom Party is also responsible for the victory of the opposition against the local majority.

This is the first time that the Freedom Party has elected more than one deputy minister, and this is the first time it has won an election without a coalition. A year before the regional elections, the most important ballot in French Polynesia was a warning to the majority party and the government of Edward Friedz, which was in trouble due to the economic crisis following the Govt-19 epidemic.

With AFP


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