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Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has lost a vote of confidence today in a surprise result and has been replaced by Joe Natuman as Prime Minister.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 third Prime Minister the country has had since the general election in 2012.

Carcasses lost the vote of confidence by 35 votes for, 11 against and 4 abstentions according to the Vanuatu Daily Digest.

Radio Australia reports that Natuman, the only nomination for the post, won the election with 40 votes in the 52 seat parliament.

More detailed briefing on the politics and risk of doing business in this country is available to clients and subscribers. If you would like to know more then please contact