20 Jan 2016

Ni-Vanuatu can vote in Noumea

1:03 pm on 20 January 2016

More than 1,000 people in New Caledonia are registered to vote in Friday's snap election in Vanuatu.

A voting booth will be made available in Noumea for the election which is to choose a new parliament.

The election was brought forward by the president after almost a third of MPs were jailed for corruption and the remaining MPs failed to overcome the stalemate in the house.

263 candidates, including eight women, are standing for the 52 seats.

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