Vanuatu Opposition Confident It Will Topple Government

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Leader Ham Lini says no-confidence motion ready

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 7, 2013) – Vanuatu’s opposition leader, Ham Lini, has told Radio Vanuatu that the opposition is confident of changing the government before this month’s Independence Day celebrations.

He says his side has 27 signatures of MPs backing a no confidence motion.

Mr Lini says the opposition was going to deposit the motion last week, but then decided to await the result of today’s court decision of the Port Vila constituency electoral dispute.

Mr Lini says the electorate wants change, but a senior government minister, Ralph Regenvanu, says the government is solid.

[PIR editor’s note: Radio New Zealand International also reported that Prime Minister Carcasses has replaced Minister for Justice Silas Yatan with Greens Confederation MP Toara Daniel. Reportedly "the move was made by Prime Minister Moana Carcasses to ensure political stability and lend balance to the regional distribution of portfolios, to ensure Shefa Province has a portfolio. It also comes a day after Mr Yatan said the government may bring in the death penalty."]

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