The Vanuatu Electoral Commission had suffered multiple setbacks to announcing the official election results, with the sudden death of its
chairman Martin Tete this week.
Prior to that, extreme weather set polling back a day in the southern provinces.
Brisbane-based adjunct professor for Asia and the Pacific at Griffith, Tess Newton Cain, who is a Vanuatu citizen, has been following the election
She said based on unofficial election results four major parties had emerged with similar numbers of MPs - namely Graon Mo Jastis, Reunification