Residents cast their votes in the snap election at a polling station set up at the chiefs' "nakamal" in Port Vila on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on January 22, 2016. AFP PHOTO / VALERY LEBEAU / IGmedia
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The Vanuatu political landscape appeared to be in for a shakeup, reports said Saturday, following a snap election called after more than a quarter of MPs were jailed in a corruption scandal.Fourteen MPs from the 52-seat parliament, including the deputy prime minister, were jailed last year in a corruption scandal which put the international spotlight on the integrity of Vanuatu lawmakers.More than 260 candidates from 36 parties took part in the elections Friday with many of the parties formed in the wake of the scandal.None of the parties were contesting more than 26 seats, however, meaning Vanuatu was set to emerge with a coalition government.
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