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Pierre Ngaiohni (born 1956 Maré, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia) is a New Caledonian politician. He is a pro-independence ethnic Kanak. Ngaiohni was elected Vice President of New Caledonia on June 15, 2009, replacing Déwé Gorodey.[1] Ngaiohni was succeeded by Gilbert Tyuienon in March 2011.

Ngaiohni was elected Vice President five weeks after the 2009 New Caledonia legislative elections.[1] His election was the third attempt to choose a new Vice President. Ngaiohni's candidacy was successful because pro-independence parties were able to agree on one candidate.[1] Ngaiohni's election clears the way for the allocation of the other eleven government portfolios.[1]

According to the 1998 Nouméa Accord, the Vice Presidency must be held by a pro-independence politician if the presidency is held by an anti-independence politician.[1] The current president is Philippe Gomès, a pro-France and anti-independence politician, who was elected on June 5, 2009, for a five-year term.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Ngaiohni elected new New Caledonia vice president". Radio New Zealand International. 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  2. ^ "Gomes elected New Caledonia president for 5-year term". Radio New Zealand International. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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