Because we absolutely do not get enough news from Vanuatu…
The prime minister of Vanuatu, Edward Natapei, has been ousted by a vote of no confidence in parliament while out of the country.
In the 2008 election, the largest party won 11 of 52 seats. So I imagine holding a coalition together is not so easy. (It’s a pure parliamentary system, with a ceremonial president.)
I have a more-than-passing interest in Vanuatu (pop. 221,552), because it is one of a small (and diminishing) number of countries to use SNTV for its national legislature. I even have Vanuatu data in a forthcoming paper on candidate vote distributions under SNTV and OLPR. So it’s nice to see the country’s politics in the news.
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