2 Jul 2015

Vanuatu no confidence push dropped

7:16 pm on 2 July 2015

Vanuatu's opposition has withdrawn plans for a motion of no confidence in the government which was due to be debated in parliament this afternoon.

The opposition leader, Edward Natapei, withdrew the no confidence push citing a lack of support, with 29 MPs backing the government of Sato Kilman, and 23 for the opposition.

The motion had been filed immediately after Sato Kilman's government took control after a no confidence vote three weeks ago, which removed the government of Joe Natuman.

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