8 Dec 2016

Vanuatu parliament sitting deferred after boycott

3:31 pm on 8 December 2016

The speaker of Vanuatu's parliament has adjourned today's sitting because of an opposition boycott.

Vanuatu parliament building in the capital Port Vila.

Vanuatu parliament building in the capital Port Vila. Photo: RNZI/ Walter Zweifel

The parliament was scheduled to meet this morning in a special session to discuss constitutional reform.

However, there were only the government's 33 MPs present and the speaker adjourned the session until Monday.

Last week, the opposition tried to roll the government but on the day of the expected vote, some backers of the no-confidence motion withdrew their support and the motion was declared invalid.

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