Newly Elected RMI President Facing No-Confidence Motion

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

One week into term, opposition tries to topple Nemra government

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Jan. 26, 2016) – A no confidence motion against the newly elected Marshall Islands President, Casten Nemra, has been set for this morning in Majuro.

Mr Nemra was only inaugurated a week ago, after winning the presidency by a one-vote margin in the 33-seat parliament earlier this month.

The opposition won a vote in parliament today for the motion to be put tomorrow.

Our correspondent in Majuro says a motion has never been filed so soon after an inauguration, and it reflects the lack of a clear majority and shifting coalitions, rather than poor performance by Mr Nemra.

The parliament is scheduled to vote on the motion at 10am.

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