17 Dec 2018

Another no-confidence vote looms for Vanuatu govt

2:47 pm on 17 December 2018

The Vanuatu government looks likely to face another motion of no confidence, a little over a week since the last one was easily defeated.

The Vanuatu opposition boycotted parliament this morning forcing the speaker to suspend the sitting until Monday next week. 23 November 2018.

Vanuatu parliament Photo: Hilaire Bule/ Vanuatu Government

The Daily Post newspaper reported the Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Sai, saying he had received a motion but was waiting on State Law to determine whether it was in order.

The paper reported that if it was in order the motion would be debated on Friday, two days after the closing of the current ordinary session of parliament.

Mr Salwai, who has been in power since early 2016, has already successfully withstood five motions of no confidence.

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