VANUATU’S OPPOSITION LEADER SOPE CONTINUES OFFENSIVE AGAINST PRIMEMINISTER NATAPEI

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VANUATU’S OPPOSITION LEADER SOPE CONTINUES OFFENSIVE AGAINST PRIME MINISTER NATAPEI

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (May 28, 2001 - Port Vila Presse/PINA Nius Online)---Opposition Leader Barak Sope Mautamate has called on Vanuatu Prime Minister Edward Natapei to resign for allegedly ordering the arrest of former Speaker Paul Ren Tari and his two deputies.

They were arrested after allegedly ignoring rulings from the Supreme Court during the leadership struggle, which saw a coalition led by Natapei oust Sope's government through a motion of no confidence.

Sope left the country to solicit Commonwealth Parliamentary Association support, saying: "The arrest of the three members of parliament makes a mockery of the parliamentary system in Vanuatu and the charter of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association all over the world."

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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