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Withdrawn   The people of Tahiti and its Islands have been represented by several different types of government assemblies during the 20th Century.

The first was an 18-member General Council, which operated from 1885-1903. This council did not represent the Leeward Islands, but the other outer islands had as their representatives people born on the island of Tahiti.
The General Council was replaced by the Governing Council, which was composed entirely of French civil servants. This second council operated from 1903 to 1932.
Next there was the Economic and Financial Commission, made up of 13 members, 6 of whom were automatically members. This commission was purely advisory with a restricted role.

It was not until Oct. 25, 1946 that a decree was adopted creating the first representative assembly for the Etablissements Français de l'Océanie (French Oceania). This assembly had 25 members elected by direct universal suffrage throughout Tahiti's five archipelagoes. It later was transformed into today's Territorial Assembly.
DECREE N° 46-2379 created a representative assembly in the Etablissements Français de l'Océanie (French Oceania) (Oct. 25, 1946).

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