7 Nov 2019

New Kiribati opposition party says govt too close to China

From , 6:03 am on 7 November 2019

A new Kiribati opposition party says the government is too close to China and its time is up.

The Kiribati Moa, or Kiribati First Party, has helped win the opposition a majority in parliament for the first time in three years.

It's seeking High Court backing for a motion of no confidence against the president, and to call fresh elections. 

Kiribati Moa leader, Banuera Berina, says the government's recognition of China in September has not been thought out. 

He spoke to Mackenzie Smith, who began by asking him if Kiribati Moa was pro-Taiwan.

Parliament House in Kiribati

Parliament House in Kiribati Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koro Vaka'uta