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TUVALU: PM Confident of Staying in Office

Pacific Beat
Radio Australia

Wednesday, 4 June 2003

Tuvalu's Prime Minister, Saufatu Sopoanga, says he's confident his government will remain in office, despite the opposition's threat to call for a vote of no-confidence when parliament resumes. The Government lost its one-seat majority in recent by-elections. Since then, there has been a war of words between the government and opposition over how soon after elections parliament should be recalled. Mr Sopoanga says recent events have highlighted the need for constitutional reform.

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