|Court Action Over
Tuvalu's Political Standoff
04/07/2003 | ABC Radio Australia
Tuvalu's Opposition party has taken Prime Minister Safatu Sapoanga to
court for refusing to convene Parliament after the election of the
A new Speaker, Faimalaga Luka was elected two weeks ago after the
Governor General intervened and ordered that Parliament be convened.
Now, the Opposition leader, Amasone Kilei has accused the Prime Minister
of trying to put off the sitting of Parliament until the end of the
Mr Sapoanga, who does not have the majority to lead the government, lost
his grip on power after a by-election two months ago.
Mr Kilei says if Parliament is convened, the first issue to be debated
will be a vote of no confidence against the Prime Minister and his