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[New post] Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 28 July 2015

WordPress.com bobmakin posted: "The Leader of the Opposition, Edward Nipake Natapei, was reported by Radio Vanuatu News at mid-day to have died of an asthmatic attack at 3 o'clock this morning. He was aged 61 and born on Futuna. His wife Leitake was also Futunese. He entered Parliament " Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Vanuatu Daily News Digest | 28 July 2015 by bobmakin The Leader of the Opposition, Edward Nipake Natapei, was reported by Radio Vanuatu News at mid-day to have died of an asthmatic attack at 3 o'clock this morning. He was aged 61 and born on Futuna. His wife Leitake was also Futunese. He entered Parliament in 1983. He was elected Prime Minister on 3 separate occasions: 2001 - 2002, 2002 - 2004, and 2008 - 2010. He also occupied various other state and ministerial positions, notably including a long period as Speaker of Parliament. He was Leader of the Opposition at his death and President of the Vanua'aku Party. There is to be a state funeral on Friday 31 July to be followed by burial either on his home island or in Port Vila. bobmakin | July 28, 2015 at 12:57 pm | Categories: The News, Digested | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-De Comment    See all comments    Like Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/1Jr1zin Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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