4 Sep 2019

Kalorisu wins Vanuatu by-election

1:44 pm on 4 September 2019

The Vanuatu Electoral Commission reports the Leaders Party candidate, Edwin Kalorisu, has won the Efate Rural and Off Shore Islands by-election.

Ballot box with person casting vote on blank voting slip

Photo: photka/123RF

He got 1,768 votes of the 7,629 votes cast.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete, said just over 23 percent of the registered voters took part.

He said a large number of prospective voters are on the seasonal worker schemes in Australia and New Zealand and did not apply for proxy votes.

The by-election followed the death in June of MP Jerry Kanas.