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French Court Annuls Wallis And Futuna Legislative Election
Victorious candidate found guilty of irregularities

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 27, 2013) – The constitutional court of France has annulled the results of last June’s French legislative election in Wallis and Futuna.

The territory’s sole seat had been won by David Verge who was found guilty of irregularities in his campaign account.

Mr Verge has lost his seat and is banned from running for office for a year.

The court has also declared three of his losing rivals ineligible for one year.

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