Vanuatu President election moves to round 4

Vanuatu will have to wait at least another day to find out who will be the country’s president.

After a third round of voting this afternoon, the electoral college has not been able to elect a new president.

None of the candidates secured the two-thirds majority required.

Chief Justice Vincent Lunabeck, who is also the Returning Officer for the election, has directed that voting take place at 9am tomorrow, Thursday July 6, 2017.

A total of 16 names have been nominated for the position which was left vacant with the passing away of President Baldwin Lonsdale a fortnight ago.

The winning candidate needs a two-third majority of the 58-member electoral college.

Talis Obed Moses tallied 32 votes followed closely by Maxime Carlot Korman with 23 in the third round of voting this afternoon  



Photo by TBV Chief Justice Vincent Lunabeck issuing the directive for voting to be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017