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Tahiti: Turncoat Politicians

Reacting to the election of a new president Gaston Tong Sang, Tahitian blogger SamsonPointCom surveys the political landscape (Fr): “Turncoat politics are a national sport, even more so than rowing. There are basically two opposing equally-sized blocs in the Assembly: the independentist “Blues” (socialist affiliated but who have National Front politics) and the autonomist “oranges” (affiliated to the UMP) and in the center, the … non-affiliated who have formed a new party and who flip flop from one camp to the other.”

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