12 Nov 2018

Vanuatu's govt faces one of its toughes challenges yet

From , 5:03 am on 12 November 2018

The coalition government in Vanuatu is facing one of its toughest challenges yet, after the ouster of two ministers and increasing talk of yet another motion of no confidence.

Ministers from the Leaders Party of Vanuatu, Jotham Napat and Matai Seremaiah, were last week sacked, apparently because of fears about the party's growing strength within the coalition.

But the news director for the Vanuatu Daily Post, Dan McGarry, says that means the government's majority could be at stake if the Leaders' Party signs on to an opposition no-confidence motion.

Mr McGarry told Jamie Tahana the government's problems started at the recent by-election on Tanna.

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