Ishmael Kalsakau sworn in as Vanuatu prime minister-Xinhua

Ishmael Kalsakau sworn in as Vanuatu prime minister

Source: Xinhua| 2022-11-04 17:32:45|Editor: huaxia

SUVA, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ishmael Kalsakau, president of the Union of Moderate Parties, was sworn in as Vanuatu's prime minister after being elected by an overwhelming majority of 50 out of the 52 members of the country's parliament on Friday.

According to Vanuatu's English newspaper the Daily Post, Kalsakau as prime minister went unopposed in the parliament Friday afternoon. He was the only nominee for prime minister after his nomination was supported by former Prime Minister Bob Loughman.

Kalsakau is a lawyer by profession. Before his involvement in politics, he served as the island nation's attorney-general. He was deputy prime minister in the last government.

On Oct. 13, Vanuatu held a snap election triggered after the dissolution of the country's parliament in August by Vanuatu President Nikenike Vurobaravu, and on the eve of a motion of no-confidence against then Prime Minister Bob Loughman.