Carcasses Kalosil Prime Minister of VanuatuPosted: March 23, 2013
Moana Carcasses Kalosil was elected Prime Minister of Vanuatu a few minutes ago (1.15 pm, 23/03/13).
A self-styled Caretaker Government was attempting to have the order of the Chief Justice very early this morning to immediately elect a prime minister, against the Speaker’s decision, appealed. The Speaker did not reconvene Parliament as required, even though a sizable majority (30) was awaiting the continuation of the ordinary sitting at 10 o’clock and remaining in place through noon.
Shortly thereafter, however, the sitting resumed. There was one nomination only for the prime ministerial position and 33 votes were recorded in favour of Carcasses. At 1.20 pm, Prime Minister Carcasses Kalosil took the oath of office.