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Tuvalu PM Arranges for Recall of Parliament

26/08/2003 20:32:50 | ABC Radio Australia News

Tuvalu's Prime Minister, Saufatu Sopoanga says he has met the Attorney General and the Governor General to arrange the recall of parliament next month.

He says he now has the numbers to reconvene parliament.

In May, the Sopoanga government lost its one-seat parliamentary majority, following two by-elections.

Since then, the opposition has been pushing for parliament to be recalled to hear a vote of no confidence.

Mr Sopoanga now says he expects three Opposition MP's to cross the floor to his government side.

His decision to recall parliament follows a High Court ruling last week that Tuvalu's governor-general does have the discretionary power to force the government to recall parliament, and resolve the political impasse.



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