President of the socialist, Anglophone Vanua\’aku Pati party, he was elected Prime Minister in September 2008.
OK, so we\’ve established that he\’s a socialist.
The Prime Minister of the tiny Pacific nation of Vanuatu has been left red-faced and jobless because he forgot to hand in an absence note before heading to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago last week.
Prime Minister Edward Natapei lost his seat after failing to notify the speaker of the house that he could not attend parliament, even though he was out of the country on official business.
He had fallen foul of the regulation that members of parliament will forfeit their seat if they miss three consecutive sittings of parliament without notifying the speaker of the reason for their absence.
All he had to do was hand in a note saying he would be away.
So we\’ve also established that he\’s an idiot.
See, socialists are idiots.