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A Coup that failed? Recent Political Events in Vanuatu

Ambrose, David

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When Vanuatu conducted its fourth postindependence general election, in November last year, more was at stake perhaps than in any previous election. For the first twelve years of independence, the country's anglophone majority had held government through the same party, the Vanua'aku Party (VP), and its constituents had enjoyed the benefits that power and the scope for preferment that being in office brings. For many anglophone politicians and constituents alike, therefore, the four years spent...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 1996
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/140984

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