As predicted, Vanuatu will have again a coalition government. A reliable source from the office of Vanuaku Party claimed on Saturday that former opposition has secured good numbers to form the new government following the unofficial results. “The ball is already rolling”, said the source. Main while following the unofficial results, Ground and Justice Party claimed to have 6 seats, Vanuaku Party 6, Reunification Movement for Chance 3, National United Party 2 and Melanesian Progressive Party 1. The former opposition also claimed the elected MPs who have contested the elections on independent colors. The source claimed that have more a simple majority to form the new after the official declaration of the wining candidates and the calling of parliament for the election of the new prime minister and the new speaker of parliament. Under Vanuatu’s constitution, parliament elects the new prime minister. The ministers are appointed by a prime minister. The snap elections last Friday has seen the victory of 7 independent candidates. VIW understands that both sides, former opposition bloc and care taker government are negotiating to have sufficient numbers in order to form a new government. Before the snap elections and after the dismissal of the urgent constitutional application over the dissolution of parliament, the president of GJP and the former prime minister, Joe Natuman said that they are ready to go the elections and to form a new government.
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