25 Apr 2016

One more MP for Vanuatu's GJP

7:55 am on 25 April 2016

Vanuatu's Graon mo Jastis Pati has gained an extra MP after a court-ordered recount in rural Efate.

MPs in Vanuatu's Graon Mo Jastis Pati show their spending reports. From left: Alfred Maoh, Gillion Williams, Ralph Regenvanu, Daniel Nalet.

Gillion William, second from left, has won a seat after an election recount. Photo: Supplied

The court ordered the recount after January's election, which orginally awarded the seat to the Melanesian Progressive Party's Nato Taiwia.

But the recount found that the GJP's Gillion William won the seat by three votes.

Mr William's swearing-in will bring the number of MPs in Ralph Regenvanu's GJP to seven, further solidifying the governing coalition.