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Tuvalu opposition demands parliament be allowed to sit after weekend by-election

Tuvalu opposition demands parliament be allowed to sit after weekend by-election

Updated 2 July 2013, 9:42 AEST

Tuvalu's opposition has called on the country's Governor General to use his special powers to reconvene parliament.

The call follows the announcement that the Nukufetau by-election, held on Saturday was won by their candidate Pita Elisala. The seat has been vacant since the death of Finance Minister Lotoala Metia in December last year. But Prime Minister Willy Tevali has resisted demands to reconvene parliament, knowing his government was likely to be in a minority, and the electon was only held after an appeal was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Tuvalu Opposition MP Taukelina Finikaso

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