Reluctant to Concede Defeat in Tuvalu
Tuvalu's Prime Minister, Safatu Sapoanga says he is still hopeful of
the country, because of the prospect of the defection of an opposition
Mr Sapoanga says he is lobbying for numbers in parliament and there are
indications that one opposition MP could cross the floor and join the
The opposition now holds a majority of eight members to the government's
after recent by-elections.
The opposition leader, Amasone Kilei says he is ready to govern the
that Mr Sapoanga should concede defeat and convene parliament to elect a
Mr Sapoanga says MPs should be given time to return to their
decide on nominations for the speaker before parliament convenes.
24/05/2003 06:21:16 | ABC