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Labour Party
Parti travailliste
LeaderLouis Kotra Uregei
FoundedNovember 18, 2007 (2007-11-18)
Headquarters2 rue Ali Raleb - Vallée du Tir
98800 Nouméa
IdeologySeparatism
Revolutionary socialism
Alter-globalism
Anti-colonialism
Anti-capitalism
Environmentalism
Political positionFar-left
ColoursRed
Seats in the Congress
1 / 54
Seats in the Loyalty Islands Province
2 / 14

The Labour Party (French: Parti travailliste, PT) is a New Caledonian political party established on 18 November 2007. It is radically pro-independence and backed by the trade union Union of Kanak and Exploited Workers [fr] (USTKE).[1][2] It is considered close to the French alterglobalization movement led by José Bové.

Elections

The PT supported two candidates in the 2007 French legislative election. Louis Kotra Uregei obtained 5.45% in New Caledonia's 1st constituency and François-Xavier Apock obtained 6.20% in New Caledonia's 2nd constituency.

In the latest legislative election of May 10, 2009, it won 7.97% of the vote and 3 seats in the Congress of New Caledonia. It won 11.97% in the North Province and 20.06% in the Loyalty Islands.

References

  1. ^ "New pro-independence political party launched in New Caledonia". Radio New Zealand International. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
  2. ^ "USTKE union to launch New Caledonia's newest political party". Radio New Zealand International. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2011.