Tuvalu. In September elections were held for Parliament;
CountryAAH, 37 candidates fought for 16 seats. Of these, two were women
but only one was elected. The Prime Minister since 2013, Enele Sopoaga, won by a large majority in his constituency,
but several of his ministers, including the Foreign Minister
and the Finance Minister, lost their parliamentary seats.
Just over a week after the election, Sopoaga lost a vote
against Kausea Natano, who thus took office as new prime
On August 1, a ban on disposable plastic items came into
force. The ban applies to bottles under 1.5 liters, plates
and cutlery. In November, the country received two pleasing
messages from the Asian Development Bank. Tuvalu will
receive US $ 4 million to improve the management of its
state finances and public infrastructure, and US $ 6 million
to be used to install solar panels and battery storage
systems for electricity. In this way, the country should
become less dependent on fossil fuels.