Tuvalu's new parliament meets today to elect a prime minister, with two candidates standing for the post.
They are Amasone Kilei and Saufatu Sopo'aga who is a former secretary to government.
The new 15-member parliament was elected a week ago and saw 6 members losing their seats, including the prime minister, Koloa Talaki, and the speaker.
Today's session was called by the governor-general and it will be followed by the formation of a cabinet.
Tuvalu has no party system but seven of the country's eight islands have two seats each in the house.
Mr Kilei is from Nui and Mr Sopo'aga is from Nukufetau.