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RNZ Pacific

In Vanuatu, one key party in the government says it will boycott tomorrow’s planned session of Parliament.

That session is due to consider several constitutional amendments and the leader of the Reunification of Movements for Change party, former Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, said there had been no consultation with civil society.

Salwai’s party became part of the Bob Loughman coalition in November last year but he said chiefs and people in the villages needed to be consulted before the bill was introduced.

He said it was the people’s constitution and they had the right to have their say before approval by Parliament.

The planned changes include:

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This content originally appeared on Asia Pacific Report and was authored by APR editor.


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