Vanuatu UMP Invites Nation’s Leaders To Discussion

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UMP president says voters’ confidence in moderates on the rise

By Ricky Binihi

PORT VILA, Vanuatu (Vanuatu Daily Post, Feb. 5, 2014) – Vanuatu’s Union of Moderate Parties (UMP) has invited Prime Minister Moana Carcasses and the leaders of all the Moderate Parties around the country to discuss the current evolution of Vanuatu politics.

"An invitation has been send for all the moderate party leaders around Vanuatu, particularly on Tanna, Efate, Malekula, Santo and Pentecost to meet in Luganville, on the 16th of February," the Secretary General of UMP, Steven Sao said.

Former President of UMP and President of Tan Union, Vincent Boulekone, the Leader of the Namaki Aute, MP Paul Telukluk, the President of the Liberal Democratic Party, MP Willie Jimmy, the Nagriamel leaders and MPs, the RMC MPs Stephen Kalsakau and Charlot Salawai, Tanna Moderate leaders as well as John Frum leaders and all individual Moderate leaders will receive invites for the meet.

Mr Sao said in the last election the UMP alone polled more than 16,000 voters which is the highest number of votes a party has attained in the 2012 elections.

But that number did not translate into UMP MPs in Parliament, however the President of UMP, Minister of Health Serge Vohor, said indirectly it is a message to the UMP leaders that the voters are having more confidence on moderate parties.

"Therefore it is essential that we in the moderates talk about re-unification to support the political shift of mind which the voters voted in 2012," the UMP Secretary General said about the UMP decision to call the meeting in Luganville.

And in light of the national reunification spearheaded by the Vanua’aku Pati, National United Party and other nationalist parties it is only appropriate now that a moderate leader is Vanuatu Prime Minister, the UMP should bury its differences with other moderate parties and work to safeguard and revive moderates in Vanuatu, he said.

The Vanuatu moderate party leaders will meet on February 16 while the UMP National Council will meet the following day in Santo.

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