The Opposition-sponsored motion against Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was defeated by 36 votes against and 13 votes for, when parliament convened yesterday morning to debate the motion.
This was the fifth motion against Prime Minister Salwai, since he was elected Prime Minister and still heading the government and leading the country.
Some political commentators say the current Prime Minister will most likely continue as Prime Minister to the end of the term of Government and when the country returns to another parliamentary elections in 2020.
Just before the motion was debated yesterday, Vanua’aku Party (VP), a party in the coalition government made it public that it does not support the motion.
VP had to make this announcement following after allegations that the party was behind the fifth motion of no confidence.
However, VP Secretary General Mr Hosea Nevu stated that the party was against the motion and any party member would be disciplined if they support that motion that was defeated yesterday.