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The loneliness of the pro-government backbencher and the precariousness of simple majority rule Tuvalu

Panapa, Paulson; Fraenkel, Jon


"In this paper, we analyse the twists and turns of Tuvalu central government politics, particularly since the two elections of 1993, and consider an alternative framework which entails the abandonment of the unhappy institutionalisation of the opposition as a government-in-waiting, the introduction of an eight member executive representing all the islands, and the adoption of a stronger oversight role for the island-based Falekaupule. In the first part of the paper, we outline the institutional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f20064b40680
Access Rights: Open Access


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