16 Aug 2022

Vanuatu prime minister's leadership challenged

From Midday Report, 12:54 pm on 16 August 2022

The prime minister of Vanuatu Bob Loughman has seemingly held off a challenge to his leadership today.

A group of 27 MPs led by Opposition leader Ralph Regenvanu had signed a motion of no confidence in Mr Loughman.

He believed more supported his boycott of the Loughman government.

But after MPs met this morning - the two-thirds of parliament needed to oust Mr Loughman didn't materialise.

 RNZ Pacific's Koroi Hawkins joined Worldwatch's Max Towle in the studio to break down what's happening in the Pacific nation.