No confidence motion filed in Vanuatu

A motion of no confidence against Vanuatu's Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has been filed today by the leader of the opposition Ishmael Kalsakau.

Officials at the Speaker's office confirmed the motion had the required nine signatures and that if ruled in order would be debated on Tuesday June 19.

All of the signatories are opposition MPs.

In December last year Mr Salwai defeated a motion of no-confidence lodged against him by 37 votes to 13.