Vanuatu's supreme court will meet tomorrow to hear a former prime minister's final bid to contest next Thursday's election.
The electoral office had rejected Joe Natuman's application, because he's still serving a suspended sentence that saw him lose his seat in Parliament in 2018.
Joe Natuman's two year suspended sentence lapses on 16 March - three days before the election.
Under the law, Natuman would be allowed to contest the election after this sentence lapses.
But the electoral commission rejected his application on the grounds that he was still serving his sentences when the deadline lapsed.
The Vanuatu Daily Post reports that he had sought the Supreme Court's interpretation in a final push to be allowed to stand on Tanna.