Maina Sage is a French politician serving as the member of the National Assembly for the 1st constituency of French Polynesia since 2014. A member of Tapura Huiraatira, she also served as a member of the Assembly of French Polynesia from 2008 to 2017.[1]

Maina Sage
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Member of the National Assembly
for French Polynesia's 1st constituency
Assumed office
30 June 2014
Preceded byÉdouard Fritch
Member of the
Assembly of French Polynesia
In office
2008–2017
Personal details
Born (1975-05-10) 10 May 1975 (age 46)
Papeete, French Polynesia
NationalityFrench
Political partyTapura Huiraatira
Other political
affiliations
Tahoera'a Huiraatira
OccupationCommunication consultant

BiographyEdit

Early political careerEdit

On 29 December 2006 she joined the Government of French Polynesia of Gaston Tong Sang as Minister of Tourism and Environment, a position she held until September 2007. In 2008, she was elected to be a representative to the Assembly of French Polynesia as a member of Tahoera'a Huiraatira. Reelected in May 2013, she became chairwoman of the Committee on the Economy, Finance, Budget and Public Service. As a representative, Sage sat with the Rassemblement pour une majorité autonome (RMA) group. On 11 May 2015, she became Vice-President of the Committee on Institutions, International and European Affairs and Relations with Municipalities.

Member of the National AssemblyEdit

Candidate for the 2014 by-election in the 1st constituency of French Polynesia, convened to replace Édouard Fritch, President of the Assembly of French Polynesia, she won the absolute majority of votes in the first round on 14 June 2014. However, the low participation did not allow for a validation of the election and imposed the organisation of a second round on 28 June, during which she was elected with 58% of the vote.[2][3]

At its foundation in February 2016, she joined the autonomous political party Tapura Huiraatira, founded by Édouard Fritch, who had since become President of French Polynesia. Sage was reelected to Parliament in the 2017 legislative eleciton.[4][5]

During a 15th legislature of the French Fifth Republic, she sits on the Constitutional Acts, Legislation and General Administration Committee.[6] She is a member of European Affairs Committee,[7] and member of Delegation to overseas.[8] She is President of the International Study Group on the Pacific Islands[9] and President of the mission of information on the management of the major climatic events in the littoral zones of France and Overseas.[10] She is Vice-President of the FranceIndia Friendship Group[11] and the FranceBrazil Friendship Group.[12]

On 12 March 2020, Sage tested positive for COVID-19. She was the first case in French Polynesia.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mme Maina Sage". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ Mireille Loubet. "Maina Sage : d'une assemblée à l'autre" (in French). tahiti-infos.com. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Législative en Polynésie : Maïna Sage élue au 2e tour". www.cnewsmatin.fr.
  4. ^ Christophe Cozette. "Maina Sage : d'une assemblée à l'autre" (in French). La Dépêche de Tahiti. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Législatives : 2 députés Tapura, 1 député Tavini". la1ere.francetvinfo.fr.
  6. ^ "Commission des lois constitutionnelles, de la législation et de l'administration générale de la République". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Composition de la commission des affaires européennes". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Composition de la délégation aux outre-mer". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Composition du groupe d'études à vocation internationale sur les iles du pacifique". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Mission d'information sur la gestion des événements climatiques majeurs dans les zones littorales de l'hexagone et des Outre-mer". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Composition du groupe d'amitié France-Inde". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Composition du groupe d'amitié France-Brésil". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  13. ^ Maclellan, Nic (11 March 2020). "Pacific Islands hit by first coronavirus case after French Polynesian MP infected on Paris trip". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 March 2020.