Misunderstandings cause Parliament postponement

Tuvalu Cabinet agreed to postpone the second session of the Parliament for this year because of misunderstandings that could not guarantee a smooth Parliament meeting.

The session was scheduled for 16 – 22 August 2017 but has now postponed to a later date this year.

Enele Sosene Sopoaga,
Prime Minister, Tuvalu

At a press conference, Thursday 17 August Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga clarified that it is important for issues requiring proper clarifications are sorted before Parliament could be reconvened.

Hon. Prime Minister explained that the Government (Executive) is collaborating with the Parliament Office to have the same understanding on the application of recent High Court Judgements and most importantly the readiness of the Parliament to continue.

Therefore the Parliament Session has been postponed to a later date in 2017.

Prime Minister assured that Cabinet decisions are consultative and based on the requirements of the Constitution of Tuvalu and Rules of Procedure of the Tuvalu Parliament.

Meanwhile, the Government continues to fully implement the priorities laid out in the Roadmap, Te Kakeega III and island community priorities.


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