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Cabinet of Vanuatu

Charlot Salwai Prime Minister Joe Natuman Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business Matai Seremaia Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry & Biosecurity Ham Lini Minister […]

New Cabinet

Charlot Salwai has announced her new Cabinet which consists of thirteen members. The full list of the new Cabinet as published on the Vanuatu Daily Digest is as follows: Charlot […]

Charlot Salwai is new PM

Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas has been elected as Vanuatu’s new Prime Minister. He received 46 of the 52 votes in parliament having been nominated by Vanua’aku Pati’s Joe Natuman and Ham […]

General election produces inconclusive result

Independents took ten seats in the Vanuatu general election on Friday 22nd January. According to a report in the Vanuatu Daily Digest the Graon mo Jastis Party (GJP) emerged with […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election took place on 22 January 2016. Party of Our Land (Vanua’aku Pati) 6 Union of Moderate Parties (Union des Partis moderés) 6 Land and Justice Party (Graon mo […]

Vanuatu goes to the polls

Vanuatu went to the polls in a snap general election today. The president called the election last month after 14 Members of Parliament were sent to prison for corruption offences […]

General Election confirmed for 22nd January

An opposition challenge to the dissolution of parliament by President Baldwin Lonsdale has been dismissed by the Vanuatu Supreme Court. The move means that a snap general election will be […]

President dissolves parliament and calls election

President Baldwin Lonsdale has dissolved Vanuatu’s parliament and called a snap general election. The move comes after 14 MPs were convicted of corruption charges last month, leaving the government without […]

Fourteen MPs sentenced to prison terms for corruption

Fourteen members of parliament, several of them Cabinet Ministers have been given custodial sentences for giving and receiving bribes. Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses was given a four year prison […]

Supreme Court convicts 14 parliamentarians

Vanuatu’s Supreme Court has found 14 MPs, including Deputy Prime Minister Moana Carcasses, guilty of giving and receiving corrupt payments. One other MP, Willie Jimmy, had previously pleaded guilty. The […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Vanuatu

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Vanuatu Press Release No. 15/279 June 17, 2015 On June 5, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the […]

New Cabinet after Vanuatu elects new PM

Vanuatu has a new Prime Minister after Joe Natuman was ousted from the post in a no confidence vote. Although earlier this week the Prime Minister looked as though he […]

Two new Ministers as no confidence motion is lodged

Having dismissed his Foreign Minister earlier this week Prime Minister Joe Natuman went on to dismiss his Minister of Justice. Subsequently he has appointed Kalvao Moli as the new Minister […]

PM sacks Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Joe Natuman has sacked his Foreign Minister Sato Kilman and the government Chief Whip Isaac Hamariliu. The opposition are reported to be planning a motion of no confidence […]

Vanuatu needs your help

Vanuatu is a country that has come to a full stop after Cyclone Pam struck on Friday. The Vanuatu Daily Digest has made an urgent appeal for help, see below […]

16 MPs suspended from Parliament

Vanuatu’s parliament has suspended 16 MPs for two sessions, the current session and the first of next year running from March to April. The MPs have been suspended for allegedly […]

Baldwin Lonsdale sworn in as President

Father Baldwin Lonsdale has been voted the eighth president of the Republic of Vanuatu. It took the Electoral College, made up of 52 members of the country’s parliament and the […]

Presidential 2014

An indirect election took place on 17 September 2014. Baldwin Lonsdale was elected by an electoral college consisting of members of parliament and provincial governors. The vote took eight rounds; in […]

New President to be elected today

Vanuatu will get a new President today. There are 23 candidates standing for the post of President, which will be decided in an indirect election. The Electoral College consists of […]

Vanuatu Presidential election on 17th September

Vanuatu has called a Presidential election for 17th September. This is an indirect election with the Electoral College being made up of the 52 Members of Parliament and the six […]

Joe Natuman is new Prime Minister

Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has lost a vote of confidence today in a surprise result and has been replaced by Joe Natuman as Prime Minister. Natuman will be the […]