Two siblings originally from the island of Tanna are now elected Members of Parliament of Vanuatu.
In his official address to the nation, Prime Minister (PM) Bob Loughman has thanked the Members of Parliament (MPs) in the coalition government he leads for their trust and confidence in electing him as the head of the government.
The former President of the National United Party (NUP) and one time former Prime Minister Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, succeeded his brother, the late Father Walter H. Lini, in the year 2000. Father Walter H. Lini, first Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu passed away in 1999, after his reign…
The longest serving Member of Parliament of Malekula and Vanuatu for this 12th Legislature, Esmon Saimon, will preside the first sitting of Parliament.
The newly elected 52 winning candidates, will take oaths at 8.30am on Monday next week, 20th April 2020, before electing the new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 12th Legislature, then proceed to elect the new Prime Minister for the Republic of Vanuatu.
We now have two Blocs camping in preparation for next Monday 20th April when a new Prime Minister, Speaker and others will be elected. Negotiators are turning hard on the political lobby wheels, while frustrations mount particularly among one-man-band type political ‘parties’ and independent…
His supporters were convinced that he would be unbeatable as they were ready to give him another term in Parliament despite all criticisms and challenges he faced during his 4-year term as the head of the National Executive.
As soon as the official results of the 2020 General Election was officially declared by the Electoral Commission on Monday evening, and despite the severe tropical cyclone Harold that battered the islands of Vanuatu, one of the first new MP-elect to make an urgent call for the new national l…
Graon mo Jastis Pati (GJP) has officially secured nine candidates, the highest number of candidates obtained by a political party in the 2020 General Election.
Capitalizing on the unofficial results, politicians are already spending endless hours, numerous telephone calls, using messengers, and every political tactics they have at hand, to lobby one another for the formation of the next government for the country’s 12 legislatures.
All ballot boxes from TAFEA Province are already with the Electoral Office, and ballot boxes from all constituencies in the provinces of TORBA, PENAMA, SANMA and MALAMPA are arriving in Port Vila today on RVS Tukoro.
A proposed candidate in the Constituency of Malekula was disqualified even after his name was declared during the first reading by the Electoral Commission.
Former Member of Parliament for Malekula, Gracia Shadrack, and his happy supporters were all smiles outside the province’s Police Headquarters yesterday morning. Unofficial results show that Shadrack, who made headlines in November last year after the former Speaker of Parliament declared hi…
Unofficial results of the General Election on Thursday, March 19 indicated four lawyers have successfully managed to secure seats in their respective constituencies.
One of the common comments that presiding officers in some the polling stations on Malekula reported this year was the turnout of more youth casting their votes.
Over 21,000 voters in four constituencies - Ambae, Maewo, Banks and Torres – will exercise their right to vote today, because of the delay in delivery of the ballot boxes yesterday.
As of midnight yesterday, unofficial results collected from 19 of the 36 polling stations in the constituency of Malekula revealed some interesting outcomes.
A total of 278,877 eligible voters are expected to exercise their constitutional rights to elect one of their representatives into the 12th parliamentary legislature.
The former Member of Parliament (MP) for Port Vila constituency who was arrested and remanded in police custody on Tuesday, is still qualified to contest the General Election today.
The Paramount Chief of Mele Village has responded to the concerns raised by Melemaat Chief David Albert over the claims of political propaganda.
Police in the capital will be dealing with anyone who continues to advocate or promote political parties or candidate following the official closing of all political campaigns at midnight yesterday.
Citizens are required to show up at the polling stations on Thursday this week to cast their votes as the General Election (GE) is still happening despite coronavirus concerns.
Youth Challenge Vanuatu (YCV) yesterday launched a ‘Bae Mi Vote’ Campaign on Facebook to encourage first time voters and young people who are members of the Youth Center Services (YCS) to cast their votes in the upcoming election.
As a former National Squad soccer star, Seretangi Kalsakau, 63, had learned the importance of precision and calculation early in life which prepared him to contest the current 2020 National Polls.
The President of the Seventh Day Adventist Mission, Pastor Nos Terry says he is excited because while there have been Adventist candidates who contested the national elections since 1980, the imminent National Polls this month is reported to include the largest number of Adventist candidates…
There are signs of friction between UMP Vice-President, Ishmael Kalsakau, and its Secretary General (SG), Wendy Himford, who are both contesting the 19th March General Election in the Port Vila Constituency.
The Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) has officially launched the General Election Operation Order which will deploy teams to each province and monitor political campaigns in the following weeks.
With the announcement of the candidates’ names this week, Independent Candidate Ronly Ala is already on the East, North East, North and North West Ambae focusing on his best to win a seat for his politically arid region.
Parti Travailliste Vanuatu (PTV) has formally started its political campaign in Noumea this week with the support of its longtime friend, the Union Association of New Caledonia known as USTKE.
A former Prime Minister and former Interim President of Vanua’aku Party (VP), Joe Natuman, has been disqualified from the next legislative race by the Electoral Commission.