16 Candidates Declared Eligible For Vanuatu Presidential Election

Electoral College has been summoned by the Speaker of Parliament to meet on Monday 3rd July, 2017 to deliberate in electing the new President for the country

By Godwin Ligo

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 01, 2017) – Sixteen candidates including one female were declared eligible by the Electoral Commission yesterday, to contest the Presidential election on Monday next week at 9am.

Their names were announced over the Radio Vanuatu yesterday.

They are: Maxim Carlot Korman, Joshua Bong, Reginald Garoleo, Hamlison Bulu, Tallis Obed Moses, Barak Sope, John Morris Tarilama, Pastor Doroline Laloyer ( Female candidate), Sam Dan Avock, Lui Patu Navuko, John Leeman, Dunstan Hilton, Selwyn Leodoro, Raymond Malapa, Louis Kalnpel, and Solomon Laurence.

The Declaration of the eligible candidates was made by the Electoral Commission under the relevant laws of the country covering an election of the President for the Republic of Vanuatu.

The Electoral Commission, once again, confirmed to the Daily Post that the Electoral College has been summoned by the Speaker of Parliament to meet on Monday 3rd July, 2017 to deliberate in electing the new President for the country.

The process of voting will normally see that if no candidate is elected in the first round of voting, another voting would take place.

This process is repeated until a President is elected.

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