Five former prime ministers are among eligible candidates to contest snap election next week.
There are Sato Kilman, Ham Lini, Maxime Carlot Korman, Barak Sope and Joe Natuman. Mr Kilman is contesting again in his home island of Malekula and Mr Lini in his island of Pentecost. Mr Natuman is contesting the election on Tanna constituency.
Mr Korman and Mr Sope are standing as candidate in Port Vila constituency. In 2012, they also contested but lost the elections. The first leader of the opposition, Vincent Bulekone made his appearance again after long absence in political arena to contest the snap election on his home island of Pentecost.
Mr Sope who is the president of Melanesian Progressive Party said that what motivated him to contest again is to try to bring back political stability in Vanuatu. He said people have trusted the young politicians and elect them into parliament but what they have done in the last two terms of parliament is to change the government through motions of no confidence. He said the young politicians are spending 90 % of their time in Port Vila changing government. Mr Sope who is one of the leaders who have struggle for the independence of Vanuatu in 1980 said that young politicians have involved in the destabilization of the institutions that they have set up.