12 May 2011

Niue talks continue on forming new government

1:14 pm on 12 May 2011

Negotiations are continuing in Niue to see which side has the numbers to form a government following last weekend's election.

Three new common roll members and one new village representative were elected, and according to unofficial results the caretaker Premier, Toke Talagi, topped the common roll.

The two sides, those that support Mr Talagi's re-election as Premier and the opposition, will meet over the next two days to see where the support is.

Both sides will also discuss who to nominate as speaker.