17 Sep 2010

Five new MPs for Tuvalu

9:31 am on 17 September 2010

Ten former Mps, including the Prime Minister, have been returned, following yesterday's election in Tuvalu.

Results for the 15-seat poll were announced late last night.

The secretary to Government, Panapasi Nelesoni, says several members of cabinet, including the ministers of foreign affairs, finance and helath have been returned.

He says MPs will now start returning to the capital, and negotiations to form a government will begin.

Mr Nelesoni says hopefully, a government will be formed by the end of the month.