Vanuatu polls set to deliver shakeup: reports

Unofficial results from a snap election indicated a number of long-serving politicians were set to lose their seatsThe Vanuatu political landscape appeared to be in for a shakeup, reports said Saturday, following a snap election called after more than a quarter of MPs were jailed in a corruption scandal. Unofficial results from Friday’s vote indicated a number of long-serving politicians, including former justice minister Robert Bohn and former parliamentary speaker Philip Boedoro, were set to lose their seats, according to news media reports. The official results may not be available until early next week after all ballots from outlying islands have been taken to the capital Port Vila for counting, Vanuatu Daily Post journalist Jonas Cullwick told AFP.

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