Tuvalu. In September elections were held for Parliament; 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.
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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According to CountryAAH, the population of Tuvalu in 2019 was 11,535, ranking number 225 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.200% yearly, and the population density was 388.2000 people per km2.