20 Feb 2016

Vanuatu opposition names leader

6:04 pm on 20 February 2016

A new MP in Vanuatu's Port Vila constituency, Ishmael Kalsakau, has been named leader of the opposition with former prime minister, Sato Kilman, as his deputy.

A close-up of Vanuatu's flag

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Mr Kalsakau says the opposition will be watching with keen interest the promises made by the Salwai government to produce a list of its achievements after its first 100-days.

He says this has been promised before without success.

Mr Kalsakau, who is the former Attorney general, has called on the deputy prime minister, Joe Natuman, to step aside to allow a legal case, alleging he was involved in a conspiracy surrounding the appointment of the Police Commissioner, to be heard in court.

This is necessary to avoid suspicion of interference in the legal process, he said.