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Yearbook 1998

Vanuatu. In the general elections in March, Vanuaaku Pati (VP) gained a majority together with the National United Party (NUP). With 35 votes in favor and 17 against, the newly elected parliament appointed Donald Kalpokas (VP) as Prime Minister and Walter Lini (NUP) as Deputy Prime Minister.

1998 Vanuatu

In October, Donald Kalpokas dismissed his Deputy Prime Minister and excluded his party from participating in the government. As a result of this measure, the Prime Minister stated that the NUP has initiated a distrust vote against the government. According to Countryaah, Willie Jimmy was appointed new Deputy Prime Minister, and new coalition parties for VP became Union of Moderate Parties (UMP) and John Frum Movement (JFM).

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