French Polynesian legislative election, 2013
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The election was held using a two round system. In the first round, parties were required to cross a threshold of 12.5% in order to participate in the second round, although parties receiving between 5% and 12.5% were allowed to form an alliance for the second round with a party that did qualify. In the second round, 38 seats are allocated by proportional representation, with the party receiving the most votes gaining an additional 19 seats.
The Union for Democracy alliance was continued for the elections, consisting of Aia Api, Here Ai'a, Tavini Huiraatira, Tapura Amui No Raromatai and Tapura Amui No Te Faatereraa Manahune – Tuhaa Pae. A new alliance, A Tia Porinetia, was formed for the election, which included To Tatou Aia and several smaller parties.
After being knocked out in the first round, Emile Vernier, leader of the Rally for the Respect of the Polynesian Population, gave his backing to A Tia Porinetia.
|Party||First round||Second round|
|Union for Democracy||30,781||24.09||40,441||29.26||11||–8|
|A Tia Porinetia||25,453||19.92||35,421||25.63||8||New|
|Ia Tura to'u Femus||4,553||3.56|
|Te Ara Ti'a||3,956||3.10|
|Te Hiti Tau Api||3,079||2.41|
|Rally for the Respect of the Polynesian Population||885||0.69|
|Source: Tahiti News, Tahiti News|
- Election Profile IFES
- Tahoeraa dominates first round of French Polynesia election RZNI, 22 April 2013
- Tahiti’s Vernier backs A Tia Porinetia RZNI, 1 May 2013