2012 Wallis and Futuna Territorial Assembly election

Territorial Assembly elections were held in Wallis and Futuna on 25 March 2012.[1] Thirty party lists contested to fill the twenty seats.[2] The major election issues were the cost of living, economic development, and wallis and Futuna's relationship with France.[2] Turnout was 85.95%.[2]

Only nine incumbents were re-elected.[2] Among those to be defeated was Victor Brial, a former member of the French National Assembly,[3] and Assembly President Siliako Lauhea.[2]

Following the election the Territorial Assembly for the first time elected a Socialist, Vetelino Nau, as President of the assembly by 11 votes to 9.[3][4] Mikaele Kulimoetoke was elected as vice-president, and Petelo Hanisi as president of the standing committee.[2]

Elected membersEdit

Constituency Member Party
Hihifo District Nivaleta Iloai Union pour Wallis et Futuna
Atoloto Kolokilagi UMP
Sosefo Suve Independent
Hahake District David Vergé Independent
Mikaele Kulimoetoke Independent
Patalione Kanimoa UMP
Petelo Hanisi Independent
Mua District Laufilitoga Mireille
Emile Selui
Yannick Filau UMP
Munipoese Muli’aka’aka
Bernard Taufana
Eselone Ikai Party
Alo District Toma Savea UMP
Sosefo Motuku Independent
Alesio Katoa Independent
Vetelino Nau UPWF
Sigave Petelo Falelavaki Independent
Savelina Vea Independent
Pasikale Niutoua


  1. ^ Maximiliano Herrera. "Electoral Calendar -worldwide elections". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g LELEIVAI, HAPAKUKE PIERRE (2013). "Polynesia in Review: Issues and Events, 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012: Wallis and Futuna". The Contemporary Pacific. 25 (1): 183–187. JSTOR 23725735.
  3. ^ a b "Wallis and Futuna elects new assembly president". Radio New Zealand International. Pacific Islands Report. 5 April 2012. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Assemblée Territoriale des îles Wallis et Futuna" (PDF). Assemblée Territoriale. Retrieved 30 August 2022.