Voters in Vanuatu approve constitutional changes to limit party hopping

13 June
Flag of Vanuatu (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Flag of Vanuatu (photo credit: David_Peterson via pixabay)
Vanuatu voters have said yes in its first-ever referendum to two changes to the country's constitution which aim to help settle the troubled political arena. The government is aiming to end party-hopping and to force independents to join political parties and the public are to have the final say on it. It follows a slew of motions for votes of no confidence and three changes of government in 2023. [ . . . ] The articles have already been passed by parliament and the referendum result would dictate whether they come into effect or are rescinded. Vanuatu's climate change minsiter Ralph Regenvanu said on X (formerly Twitter) it was "now up to us MP's and politicians to honour this result and implement this mandate and obligation to the full extent possible".
Read the full article here: RNZ


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