Feleti Teo Elected as Tuvalu’s New Prime Minister

Tuvalu’s Parliament elected Feleti Teo as the country’s new Prime Minister (PM) on Monday morning in the capital of Funafuti.

Teo won because he was reportedly the only name put forward for the PM during the vote.

His win marks the first time in Tuvalu’s history that a PM was elected unopposed. While the cabinet ministers and portfolio are currently unknown, they will be revealed on February 27th at the Oath Taking Ceremony.

Teo’s election as PM means that the country will continue its diplomatic relationship with Taiwan. However, China will continue its influence operations in the country in the hopes of eventually having a government that is more friendly to China.