Vanuatu Minister Admits Breaching Leadership Code

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Bribery related to ‘no-confidence’ battle

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, September 2, 2015) – Vanuatu's Minister of Finance, Willie Jimmy, has pleaded guilty to breaching the Leadership Code at a court hearing this morning in Port Vila.

He and 14 others are facing a charge of accepting a bribe and taking a loan in contravention of the Code.

They are also facing criminal charges over the bribe, allegedly paid to win their backing in a vote of no confidence battle last year.

The 14 other MPs have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial, which is expected to begin on Monday next week.

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