Vanuatu Prime Minister, facing no confidence vote, resigns
Updated at 6:26 pm on 21 March 2013
The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Sato Kilman, who was to face a vote of no confidence this afternoon, has resigned.
The Speaker has told Parliament that a caretaker administration, led by Mr Kilman, will run the country until March the 29th when MPs will meet to elect a new prime minister.
However our correspondent reports that the Opposition leader, Edward Natapei, is seeking a court hearing to force parliament to sit today.
Mr Natapei had claimed earlier this week that he had the numbers to vote Mr Kilman out of office - a claim Mr Kilman did not dispute.
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