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A reshuffle was administered by Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai Thursday in the presence of other ministers and Government MPs.
Minister for Youth and Sports, Simeon Seule resigned and was replaced by Leaders Party of Vanuatu MP, Francois Chani.
PM Salwai confirmed MP Seule will be elected as Speaker of Parliament today.
National United Party’s MP for Ambrym, Bruno Leingkon also took his oath Thursday as he officially took the ministerial portfolio of the Ministry of Climate Change.
He replaces MP Ham Lini who stepped down as he is the Government’s candidate for the position of second deputy Speaker.
The reshuffle has increased the total number of LPV portfolios to three.
The first Extraordinary Session resumes today and the parliament is expected to remove current Speaker of Parliament, Esmon Saimon and his Second Deputy, MP Toara Daniel Kalo.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Salwai conveyed his appreciation to all the MPs who were present for continuing to remain firm and maintaining the stability in this coalition government.
He noted they are only a few months away from the end of their term in the 11th Legislature.
He also conveyed a special ‘thank you’ to MP Lini, a former Prime Minister for his continuous support and leadership in the government.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST/PACNEWS
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