The type of government that Tahiti is a Dependent Territory. Tahiti has not gain independence since it's a French Territory, as well as other islands in French Polynesia.
The current president of Tahiti is President Gaston Tong Sang. He has served term as president from November 2009 until April 2011. Tong Sang is now part of the French Tahoera'a Huiraatira political party.