It appears that French Polynesia wants to drop the "French" part. In the recent elections, the 72 year-old Gaston Flosse, a friend of Jacques Chirac.
The shock result, which coincides with political instability in France’s other South Pacific colony, New Caledonia, heralds a loosening of ties with Paris, analysts said.
"It’s a big shake-up for the French in the South Pacific, a significant turning point for their policy in the region," said Nic Maclellan, the Australian author of a book on France in the Pacific.
"This is a political earthquake. People are using the word bouleversement – the world turned upside down."
It is time for the people of Tahiti and New Caledonia to rise up against their imperialist, colonialist masters. Tahiti is a quagmire! No blood for coconuts! End the occupation of New Caledonia! Chirac is a war criminal for his brutal conquest of the Tahitian people!
NOTE TO THE FRENCH: C’est sarcasme, d’accord?