Vanuatu parliamentary session opening delayed a day

The Vanuatu Parliament's extra-ordinary session is now due to start this afternoon after a boycott yesterday by opposition MPs.

24 government MPs attended but without a quorum the opening day of the session had to be postponed.

Radio Vanuatu reports opposition MPs wanted more time to consider bills.

Failing to turn up on the first day of the parliamentary session is a common tactic in Vanuatu politics.