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Yearbook 2019

Tuvalu. In September elections were held for Parliament; According to 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 minister.

2019 Tuvalu

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.

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