Vanuatu crisis

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The Independent Online
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A 20-month experiment in power-sharing between Frenchspeaking and English-speaking parties in the Pacific island of Vanuatu ended when the coalition government collapsed following a controversial reshuffle, AFP reports from Port Vila. The former prime minister, Walter Lini, announced that his National United Party - the junior coalition partner - would no longer support the Prime Minister, Maxime Carlot, who heads the Union of Moderate Parties.