13 Jun 2013

Vanuatu PM maintains his majority is stable

3:22 pm on 13 June 2013

Vanuatu's Prime Minister says his government has a stable majority in the 52-seat parliament despite claims by the opposition that the coalition lacks unity.

Moana Carcasses Kalosil has fended off opposition suggestions that members of his government are toying with the idea of defecting to topple him.

Mr Carcasses was able to gauge the support of most of the government MPs as they converged on Port Vila for its second caucus meeting yesterday.

Ahead of today's meeting of the Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister says the team is unified and working well together.

"Yesterday we have 29 members of parliament present, including ministers, because at the moment there are four of them that are overseas. My support at the moment is at 33 members of parliament."

Moana Carcasses Kalosil