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‘People suffering’ from Vanuatu political crisis

Monday 28 August 2023 | Written by RNZ | Published in Regional, Vanuatu

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‘People suffering’ from Vanuatu political crisis
Ni-Vanuatu people going on about their daily lives in Port Vila as the country's politicians are stuck in a court battle. Photo: RNZ Pacific / Kelvin Anthony

People in Vanuatu believe politicians need to look beyond their own four walls and work to improve the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.

And many who talked to RNZ Pacific said they believe the opposition is partly at fault by constantly blocking the government from carrying out its mandate.

On Friday, the Vanuatu Supreme Court ruled in favour of the opposition, who contested a decision by parliament's speaker regarding what constitutes an absolute majority in parliament.

The court granted a stay order until Monday 3pm to allow the government time to appeal the decision.

The government is set to appeal, RNZ Pacific can confirm.

Report by: Kelvin Anthony, RNZ Pacific Lead Digital and Social Media Journalist