23 Sep 2008

New Vanuatu PM names his cabinet line-up

10:14 am on 23 September 2008

Vanuatu's new Prime Minister Edward Natapei has announced his new cabinet line-up.

The key portfolios are dominated by MPs from his party, the Vanua'aku Pati, and its main coalition partner, the National United Party, or NUP.

Oceania Flash reports that from VP, Sela Molisa is the new Finance Minister, Joe Natuman the new Lands Minister and Pakoa Kaltonga Foreign Affairs Minister.

From the ranks of NUP, Ham Lini is the Minister for Public Utilities and Works; Patrick Crowby is the new Minister of Internal Affairs and James Bule the new Minister of Commerce and Industry.

The lone MP from the Nagriamel party, Havo Moli, has been named the new Minister for Agriculture.