No party wins parliamentary majority in Vanuatu general election

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-06 19:58:33|Editor: huaxia

SUVA, April 6 (Xinhua) -- No political party has won the majority of the 52-seat parliament in Vanuatu general election which was held last month.

According to Radio New Zealand (RNZ), the Vanuatu Electoral Office released on Monday night the final results of the general election, saying that the Land and Justice Party won nine seats, the most of any party in the general election.

Incumbent caretaker Prime Minister Charlot Salwai's Reunification of Movement for Change and the island nation's oldest party, Our Land Party, both won seven seats while the Leaders Party of Vanuatu and the Union of Moderate Parties won five seats respectively.

There is a 21-day deadline from Monday for the filing of election petitions.

It is expected that a coalition government will be formed but the exact date is not available now.

The last general election was held in the island nation in 2016.