Vanuatu

Vanuatu Vanuatu The year 2000 was generally stable for the Vanuatu government, especially when compared to the governance situation in neighboring Melanesian countries. Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, given the previous instability in Vanuatu politics and the difficulty of successfully operating a coalition government, the five-party coalition formed at the end of 1999 under the leadership of Barak Sope has remained in power. Various rumors circulated that a change in parliament would occur. These included rumors that ministerial posts would be reallocated in contravention of the coalition memorandum of agreement (VW, 22 Jan 2000; TP, 14 June 2000), that a motion of no-confidence action was to be tabled by the opposition (VW, 7 Oct 2000), and that the Vanua`aku Party had offered to form a coalition with the Union of Moderate Parties and thereby change the government (VW, 2 Sept 2000). However, none of the rumors amounted to anything and no changes to parliament occurred. There was some factionalism and infighting within the major parties, but none of the wrangling has had any significant impact on Vanuatu's political scene. Although the government was largely stable, progress on the Comprehensive Reform Program has been somewhat erratic. A number of review boards were http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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Vanuatu The year 2000 was generally stable for the Vanuatu government, especially when compared to the governance situation in neighboring Melanesian countries. Somewhat surprisingly perhaps, given the previous instability in Vanuatu politics and the difficulty of successfully operating a coalition government, the five-party coalition formed at the end of 1999 under the leadership of Barak Sope has remained in power. Various rumors circulated that a change in parliament would occur. These included rumors that ministerial posts would be reallocated in contravention of the coalition memorandum of agreement (VW, 22 Jan 2000; TP, 14 June 2000), that a motion of no-confidence action was to be tabled by the opposition (VW, 7 Oct 2000), and that the Vanua`aku Party had offered to form a coalition with the Union of Moderate Parties and thereby change the government (VW, 2 Sept 2000). However, none of the rumors amounted to anything and no changes to parliament occurred. There was some factionalism and infighting within the major parties, but none of the wrangling has had any significant impact on Vanuatu's political scene. Although the government was largely stable, progress on the Comprehensive Reform Program has been somewhat erratic. A number of review boards were

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

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