Vanuatu: After election, parties, independents scramble to form coalitions to form viable government | ABC
Vanuatu’s Electoral Commission has confirmed the major political parties have been largely wiped out following the country’s snap election. The official results show 17 parties had been elected, but none had secured more than six seats in the 52-seat parliament. Caretaker Prime Minister Sato Kilman is the only member of his People’s Progress Party remaining in parliament following the January 22 polls. Former prime minister and National United Party leader, Ham Lini, narrowly won his seat after a recount of the votes. The elected parties and eight independent members have three weeks to negotiate to form a coalition government.Full Article: Vanuatu election: Parties, independents scramble to form coalitions to form viable government - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).