TAHITI COURT MOVES FLOSSE SUITS TO PARIS

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PAPEETE, Tahiti (Tahitipresse, Nov. 13) – The Papeete Administrative Court has transferred to the Council of State in Paris three cases filed by French Polynesia President Gaston Flosse dealing with the occupation of government buildings by supporters of former President Oscar Temaru.

The Papeete court claims that the three cases are related to the case Temaru has presented to the Council of State challenging the Oct. 22 Tahiti Parliament’s election of Flosse as government president.

In Flosse’s three cases, he calls for the expulsion of the Temaru supporters from the French Polynesia presidency and two other government offices located elsewhere in downtown Papeete.

Flosse’s lawyer said he was delighted by the Papeete court’s decision to transfer the cases to France’s highest administrative court in Paris. However, the lawyer said he regretted "the lack of speed" in obtaining a decision that will be involved by transferring the cases to Paris.

The Council of State had previously indicated it intended to rule before Dec. 15 on all cases dealing with Tahiti’s political situation.

November 15, 2004

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