Two rounds of Legislative elections in French Polynesia are scheduled to be held on 22 April and 6 May 2018. On 22 April 2018, voters will select the 57 members of the Assembly of French Polynesia. A second round will be held on 6 May 2018 for political parties that exceeded 12.5 percent of the vote in the first round.
All French Polynesian political parties must alternate between male and female candidates to encourage a gender balance among legislative candidates.
In December 2017, France’s ruling party, En Marche, which was founded by French President Emmanuel Macron, announced that it would contest the French Polynesian legislative election in 2018 for the first time. Efforts at forming a coalition involving En Marche and other known political figures in the territory, under the name Here Fenua, reportedly failed in February 2018.
Sources and Further Reading:
French Polynesia election dates approved
The World Fact Book
The French Election in the Pacific