Tuvalu. According to
Countryaah, Prime Minister Willy Telavi lost a vote of no
confidence in Parliament on 8 August with eight votes to
four. The vote was carried out on the orders of the
Governor-General Iakopa Italeli Taeia, who had run over the
President, who in turn had tried to prevent the distrust
vote that the opposition wanted.
On August 4, Parliament elected opposition leader Enele
Sopoaga as new prime minister. He and his government swore
in the next day. At the same time, Telavi appealed against
the vote of no confidence, claiming that the
Governor-General had no right to dismiss him.