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Vanuatu political review 2001

Jowitt, Anita L. (2002) Vanuatu political review 2001. The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs, 14 (2). pp. 461-467. ISSN 1043-898X

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Vanuatu experienced another change of government as a result of a no confidence motion in 2001. Whilst no confidence motions have formed part of the political landscape in Vanuatu in recent years, what made this event extraordinary was the involvement of the Supreme Court in the parliamentary wrangles. These events have dominated politics in Vanuatu in 2001. Government at the beginning of the year was a coalition headed by Barak Sope, of the Melanesian Progressive Party. The other main partners in this coalition were the Union of Moderate Parties, the National United Party and the Vanuatu Republican Party. This Government had come to power in November of 1999, when the then Prime Minister, Donald Kalpokas of the Vanua’aku Party, resigned in order to avoid a no confidence motion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2002 21:57
Last Modified: 01 May 2012 05:06

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