3 Oct 2008

Vanuatu Government easily defeats opposition bloc in motion on no-confidence vote

2:31 pm on 3 October 2008

Vanuatu's government has today defeated the opposition in a vote over a motion of no-confidence tabled against it in parliament.

The Prime Minister Edward Natapei won the support of 31 MPs in the 52-seat house, while the mover of the motion, the opposition leader Maxime Carlot Korman, had only 20.