TUVALU PRIME MINISTER WANTS MAJORITY BEFORE RECONVENING PARLIAMENT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, July 30) - Tuvalu’s Prime Minister, Saufatu Sopoanga, says he will delay the reconvening of Parliament until he has regained majority support.

By-elections have given the Opposition leader Amasone Kilei, enough support to seek a leadership challenge.

A court sitting is scheduled for next week to rule on Sopoanga’s refusal to call Parliament, but he says he will try to hold out.

"Could be next month, could be September, or October, I'm not sure," said Sopoanga. "As I said as soon as I get the majority I will call Parliament."

July 31, 2003Radio New Zealand International: http://www.rnzi.com

 

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