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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.

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The National United Party (NUP) has walked away from a recently signed memorandum of agreement by joining the opposite camp.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Lobbying for numbers to form Vanuatu’s next Government is continuing in earnest after the official declaration and the countdown before Parliament sits.

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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The people of Vanuatu will for the first time in the country’s history witness the official counting of a national election via live streaming today.

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The Union of Moderate Parties (UMP) executive and elected candidates, according to the unofficial result, have reconfirmed their solidarity.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Unofficial results of the General Election on Thursday, March 19 indicated four lawyers have successfully managed to secure seats in their respective constituencies.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Four out of the eight ballot boxes destined for Tongoa in the Shepherds Group were damaged because of the extreme weather conditions. 

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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.

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Former Member of Parliament(MP) Kalo Seule is currently remanded in police custody for being implicated in Value Added Tax (VAT) related offences.

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The 351 polling stations in six provinces of Vanuatu and the municipalities, will open doors for polling at 7.30am tomorrow.

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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.

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Political campaigns are now over. The onus is now on the people to decide who will be the next 52 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the 12th Legislature.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Former Prime Minister Joe Natuman is not eligible to contest in the Tanna Constituency under the Vanua’aku Pati ticket in the 2020 General Election.

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Ballot papers for the 2020 general election will be delivered to all polling stations throughout the country, starting this weekend.

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The Supreme Court will meet on Thursday March 12 (tomorrow) for the hearing of the Judicial Review of former Prime Minister Joe Natuman.

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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.

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