19 Dec 2015

Candidate registration closes for Vanuatu election

9:17 am on 19 December 2015

The last day for intending candidates to register for Vanuatu's snap election in January was Friday afternoon.

Registrations closed at 4:30pm local time, and prospective candidates had to pay a fee of more than 900 US dollars.

The January 22nd election was called by the president, Baldwin Lonsdale, after weeks of political uncertainty and the failure of MPs to agree on a solution.

In October 14 MPs, who had been members of the government, were jailed on corruption charges.