14 Jun 2005

Vanuatu government faces no confidence vote

1:14 pm on 14 June 2005

There is concern in Vanuatu that the government is facing a vote of no confidence only six months after it entered office.

The former prime minister, Serge Vohor, has brought the motion alleging the government does not have sufficient control on law and order.

The accusations follow the killing of a Chinese businessman in an assault that also left his sister seriously injured.

The office of the Prime Minister, Ham Lini, says they are confident the motion will fail this afternoon, but are happy for it to be debated as part of the democratic process.

But our correspondent in Port Vila, Len Garae, says it appears the people of Vanuatu want the cycle to stop:

"People are feed up, they're tired of having government after government come into power and they are voted out of power, not long after they have been put into power."

Our correspondent in Port Vila, Len Garae