10 candidates for Tanna by-election in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, 22 AUGUST 2018 (VANUATU DAILY POST) – Ten candidates will be contesting the Vanuatu by-election in the Tanna constituency on September 25.

A female candidate is among nine other male contenders who are vying for the one vacant seat.

Their names will be announced by the Electoral Commission on 4th September, 2018 on the national radio and media outlets.

The Electoral Commission and Office have already set out instructions to all Government Departments and Agencies to screen the names of the 10 candidates to ensure that none of them has any outstanding financial records with the government.

The Government has until Friday this week to advise the Electoral Commission and Office of any of the candidates who may have outstanding financial records with the Vanuatu Government.

The election campaign will kick off on 4th September 2018 as soon as the names of the ten candidates have been made public through local media by the Electoral Commission.

The Vanua’aku Pati has vowed it will secure the only one parliamentary seat, left vacant by the VP Pati Interim President Joe Natuman.

Eligible registered voters in the Tanna constituency are encouraged by the Electoral Commission to go to polls on September 25, to elect a new MP.

Daily Post understands that one or two political parties in the current coalition government have indicated they will not field a candidate, but will support the VP candidate.

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