uvalu’s Parliament has elected a new prime minister, ending the six-year premiership of Enele Sopoaga.
Kausea Natano was this morning voted in by 10 of the country’s 16 MPs to form a new government.
Mr Natano, a long-time MP from Funafuti, had been put forward as a candidate by a bloc of MPs who had moved against Mr Sopoaga earlier this year.
The country of 11,000 people went to the polls last week to vote for a new 16-member Parliament.
Seven of the members are first-timers.
The MP for Niutao Samuelu Teo, son of the country’s first governor-general Sir Fiatau Teo, has been nominated as the new Speaker of Parliament. That appointment will be made tomorrow.