17 Feb 2014

Vanuatu Greens nominate candidate to contest by-election after death

12:04 pm on 17 February 2014

Vanuatu's Green Federation has nominated their candidate Yves Chabod to contest the by-election to elect a new MP to replace the late Minister for Internal Affairs, Patrick Crowby, who died last December.

Initially, Mr Crowby's family told constituents they would find a replacement for the MP, but party members blocked the move, saying the party had the mandate to name his replacement.

Political observers say they wouldn't be surprised if one of Mr Crowby's brothers, Father Henry Crowby, should decide to contest the by-election to unseat the Green's candidate.