Vanuatu's Speaker of Parliament has pleaded not guilty to charges surrounding the 2016 assault of a woman in Luganville.
Seule Simeon has been charged in the Magistrates Court with malicious damage to property, intentional assault, intentional kidnapping and attempted intentional assault.
Mr Simeon has denied all charges.
The prosecution is set to call at least four witnesses to the stand while the defence says they have at least three witnesses.
A three day trial has been set from 4 November.
Mr Simeon was earlier ordered to pay $US5000 in damages to the woman in a civil case.
The speaker has not decided whether to appeal that case.