Vanuatu will hold elections on March 19. Citizens will elect 52 members of Parliament (MPs) from 18 constituencies. The Parliament will then appoint a prime minister from among its members, and the prime minister will appoint a Council of Ministers from among the MPs. Voters’ concerns include the economy and the Pacific Islands Forum, which will be hosted by Vanuatu in August.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Vanuatu: 2020 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What are the government and electoral systems?
- What is the level of women’s representation?
- Is there out-of-country voting?
- Who can be an election observer, and how are observers registered?