23 May 2019

Motion against Tuvalu's Sopoaga withdrawn

8:25 am on 23 May 2019
Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga

Tuvalu Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koro Vaka'uta

A motion of no confidence against Tuvalu's prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, has been withdrawn.

The MP Isaia Taape, who could not be reached for comment, withdrew the motion in parliament on Wednesday.

He filed it on the same day as the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres visited the atoll state.

Tuvalu is due to hold an election later this year.