Delay in glitch investigation raises concerns

The Electoral Commission of Fiji (ECF) is concerned over the prolonged delay in investigating the “glitch” that occurred during the vote counting process in the 2022 General Elections. In a statement this week, the

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Albert Nicholas appointed Cook Islands Deputy PM

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has confirmed the appointment of Albert Nicholas as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister (DPM). The Avatiu–Ruatonga–Palmerston MP holds the Infrastructure Cook Islands,

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O.U.R. Party unveils five key policy priorities: Solomon Islands Caretaker PM Sogavare

Solomon Islands Parliamentary leader of O.U.R. Party and caretaker Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare has unveiled the five key policy priorities of the party during the launching of the party’s manifesto. The

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PNG PM Marape addresses Opposition’s vote of no confidence motion with confidence

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape has openly welcomed the Opposition’s motion for a vote-of-no-confidence against him.  This announcement came after the Acting Speaker, Konie Iguan, briefed Parliament

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PNG PM Marape describes challenge as ‘frivolous’ and ‘opportunistic’

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape has described planned attempts to challenge his government in a vote of no confidence motion as “frivolous and opportunistic”. The traditional 18-month grace period that

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No government yet: Tuvalu MPs still trapped in outer islands

Tuvalu is yet to form a new government two weeks after their general elections because elected representatives from the outer islands are still stuck and can not make it to the capital Funafuti. Senior electoral officer

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A new government in the making in Tuvalu

Reports coming from Funafuti seem to suggest that a new government is in the making – comprising Opposition members from the previous Parliament and the newly elected members. PACNEWS has been reliably informed that

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Despite Tuvalu PM missing out, supporters of Falepili Treaty remain

The results of Tuvalu’s weekend election have shockingly resulted in former Prime Minister Kausea Natano failing to secure enough votes among the 6,000 registered voters in eight constituencies. Pacific Media

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Bad weather dampens travel plans for Tuvalu MPs

Bad weather after last week’s election in Tuvalu has delayed travel to the capital for outer island MPs ahead of a prime ministerial election.  Senior electoral officer Semi Malaki says official results released

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Tuvalu’s pro-Taiwan Prime Minister Natano loses seat in partial election results

The pro-Taiwan leader of the Pacific islands nation of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano, has lost his seat according to partial election results. The vote is being closely watched by Taiwan, China and the United States, amid

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Tuvalu general election: Six newcomers in parliament

Tuvalu’s senior electoral official has confirmed there will be six new MPs and 10 returning to Parliament following the 2024 general election which saw former Prime Minister Kausea Natano ousted. The country went

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Hilda Heine inaugurated as Marshall Islands President

Marshall Islands’ President, Hilda Heine has been inaugurated in Majuro in the presence of dignitaries from across Micronesia. President Heine was re-elected on 27 December last year for a second term as the

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