Former Tuvalu Speaker joins government


Wed 22 Jan 2014

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FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu --- Former Tuvalu Speaker of Parliament Otinielu Tauteleimalae Tausi has returned to Parliament following his win at the Nanumaga by-election on January 14.

On Wednesday, 15 January he was sworn in as the newest Member to Parliament.

At the Vaiaku Falekaupule, in front of the Governor General, Cabinet members and their spouses, senior Government officials and invited guests, Tausi swore that he will be faithful representative of the people of Tuvalu.

He told Fenui News that he was happy with his re-election. He was also grateful to the people of Nanumaga Island for their decision to return him as their representative in Parliament.

Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga in his congratulatory speech said the people have spoken and Hon Tausi has chosen to be part of the Government.

Tausi revealed that he chose to be with government because the policies of the current government are similar to his own but emphasized that Members of Parliament in the Opposition remain his friends.

With this new addition, Prime Minister Sopoaga has a comfortable two thirds majority in Parliament.

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