12 Dec 2009

Vanuatu by-election will cost thousands of US dollars

1:57 pm on 12 December 2009

The Vanuatu government will spend 60,000 US dollars to cover the cost of next week's by-election in the constituency of the islands of Futuna, Aniwa, Erromango and Aneityum.

The by-election was called after the incumbent, Ture Kailom, died in Canberra in October while he was attending a seminar organised by the Australian government.

Three candidates will contest next Tuesday's by-election.