Wallis and Futuna elects new assembly president

Wallis and Futuna has a new Assembly President, Munipoese Muli’aka’aka.

As the only candidate for the role, Muli’aka’aka was elected unanimously by the 20 member assembly.

Previous assembly President, Nivaleta Iloai did not contest.

Muli’aka’aka is an official in the territory’s maritime administration and is serving his third term in the assembly.

Half of the seats contested in elections earlier this month were won by new members. Voter turnout was 84%.