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Vanuatu's 2008 Election - Difficulties of Government Formation in a Fractionalized Setting

Van Trease, Howard

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Three months after the 2nd September 2008 election, Vanuatu was still without a stable government. In the wake of the September polls, there was intense manoeuvring by the major parties involving accusations of 'member stealing' and allegations of the exchange of large sums of money to secure support. A government led by Edward Natapei was formed on September 22 based upon a coalition between the Vanua'aku Pati (VP) and the National United Party (NUP). With a slim 27 to 25 majority in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2009
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/141455
Access Rights: Open Access

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