9 Mar 2011

Vanuatu group wants presidential form of government

7:56 pm on 9 March 2011

A group of lawyers in Vanuatu is pushing for the country to embrace a presidential form of government.

Its spokesperson, Denny Arksai, says such a change would discourage motions of no confidence in the government and reduce excessive government spending.

The group plans a national public awareness campaign and referendum on the issue before the general election next year.

Mr Arksai says the group envisages four levels of government, and wants the national budget allocated evenly among them.

Mr Arksai says they want all professionally qualified members of the public who want to take part in real change to join the new movement.