Jean-Christophe Bouissou

Jean-Christophe Matahuira Bouissou (born 28 October 1960) is a French Polynesian politician and leader of the Rautahi political party.[1]

Jean-Christophe Matahuira Bouissou, a French Polynesian politician

Education and early careerEdit

He received his degree in information and mathematics from Graceland University in 1984. His political career began shortly afterward and in 1998 he became Minister of Housing. He went on to become a Labour minister in 2000.[2]

Crises and aftermathsEdit

From 26 October 2004 to 16 February 2005 he was spokesman of the Flosse government, right after the fall of Oscar Temaru’s government due to a motion of censure on 9 October 2004.[3] At that time he also served as Interior Minister and the period has been referred to as one of turmoil.[4] In September 2005 he launched a new pro-autonomy party, the Rautahi party.[5] Although he had been in Flosse's government, by 2010 the two expressed criticisms of each other and had become political rivals.[6]

In October 2007 he was fined for corruption, after favouring his half-brother in social-housing allocation in 2002 while housing minister.[7] In 2013 he was charged with corruption again over his links to New Caledonian businessman Bill Ravel.[8]

In September 2014 he joined the government of Edouard Fritch.[9]


  1. ^ "Tahiti Presse". Archived from the original on 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  2. ^ "Assemblée de la Polynésie française, Profil du représentant Jean-Christophe BOUISSOU". Archived from the original on 2010-10-08. Retrieved 2010-12-06.
  3. ^ "French Polynesian government to bring charges against ousted administration". RNZ. 27 October 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  4. ^ ABC.Net
  5. ^ "French Polynesian opposition loses another assembly member". RNZ. 19 September 2005. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  6. ^ "War of word dogs French Polynesia politics". RNZ. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  7. ^ "French Polynesian party leader Bouissou fined for corruption". RNZ. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Tahiti's Bouissou charged with passive corruption". RNZ. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
  9. ^ "New govt in French Polynesia named". RNZ. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2021.