Labour Party (New Caledonia)

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Labour Party
Leader Louis Kotra Uregei
Founded 2007 (2007)
Headquarters 2 rue Ali Raleb - Vallée du Tir
98800 Nouméa
Ideology Separatism, alterglobalization, revolutionary socialism, anticapitalism
National affiliation None, close to José Bové
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
European Parliament group None
Colours Red
Seats in the Congress 4
Seats in the South Province 0
Seats in the North Province 3
Seats in the Loyalty Islands Province 4
Politics of New Caledonia
Political parties
Elections

The Labour Party (French: Parti travailliste, PT) is a New Caledonian political party established on 18 November 2007. It is radically pro-independence and backed by the trade union Union of Kanak Workers and the Exploited (Union syndicale des travailleurs kanaks et des exploités, USTKE).[1][2] It is considered close to the French alterglobalization movement led by José Bové.

Elections[edit]

The PT supported two candidates in the French legislative election, 2007. Louis Kotra Uregei obtained 5.45% in New Caledonia's 1st constituency and François-Xavier Apock obtained 6.20% in New Caledonia's 2nd constituency.

In the latest legislative election of May 10, 2009, it won 7.97% of the vote and 3 seats in the Congress of New Caledonia. It won 11.97% in the North Province and 20.06% in the Loyalty Islands.

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