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Despite legal troubles Gaston Flosse remains the heavyweight of French Polynesia's politics

In French Polynesia trouble is brewing for one political heavyweight. Gaston Flosse, former President of the archipelago, is on trial in two separate cases with the prosecution seeking jail sentences. It's by no means his first brush with the law, but after 40 years on the Polynesian political stage he remains extremely popular. France 24's Jenny Briffa has been to find out more about the charges against him and why so many islanders simply don't seem to mind.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

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