No confidence motion filed in Vanuatu

Vanuatu prime minister Charlot Salwai (standing) defends his policies during debate for a parliamentary motion of confidence tabled against him by the opposition, 19 December 2017. Picture: Vanuatu Parliament

PORT VILA, 12 JUNE 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) — A motion of no confidence against Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has been filed today by the leader of the opposition Ishmael Kalsakau.

Officials at the Speaker’s office confirmed the motion had the required nine signatures and that if ruled in order would be debated on Tuesday June 19.

All of the signatories are opposition MPs.

In December last year Mr Salwai defeated a motion of no-confidence lodged against him by 37 votes to 13.