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Outspoken re-elected Vanuatu MP looking to form reformist coalition

The leader of Vanuatu's Ground and Justice Party, Ralph Regenvanu, says he is keen to form a coalition government that addresses corruption and prioritises political and land reform.

With 2250 votes in the Port Vila constituency in Tuesday's general election, Mr Regenvanu has broken his own national record for receiving the most votes of any candidate.

His party has three MPs in the new legislature, and could have a fourth, pending final results.

Despite results in many constituencies are still unconfirmed, Mr Regenvanu says he already has more leverage to form a coalition than after the previous election and says he is in discussions with potential partners.

"Not talking to all sorts of people, we're talking to specific people.

And we want to be in government that is a good government and not a corrupt government and we want to deal with corruption."

Posted at 07:16 on 31 October, 2012 UTC. News Content © Radio New Zealand International

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