Solomon Islands: No clear winner as lobbying to form next government intensifies

Lobbying to form Solomon Islands’ next government is intensifying.  With only four more seats in the 50-member parliament yet to be officially declared, there is no outright winner.  As of Monday, the two

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More than half of Solomon Islands election results in as counting continues

More than 60 percent of the national results of the Solomon Islands election are now in. So far, two female MPs have been elected and three former prime ministers may be in the running for the top job. Counting is still

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As protests grow in New Caledonia, Australia backs France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

As the French National Assembly and Senate debate changes to New Caledonia’s electoral laws, there are protests in the streets of Noumea. On Saturday 13 April, tens of thousands of supporters and opponents of

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‘The right person’: What did Solomon Islanders vote for? SIEC declares first three results

‘The right person’: What did Solomon Islanders vote for? After a relatively well-organised and peaceful day of voting in Solomon Islands, the electoral commission is working with donor partners to safely

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Voters must re-register to participate in 2026 Samoa General Elections

All eligible voters in Samoa including Samoa’s diaspora must register or re-register to vote in the next general elections in 2026. Savali News reported the Office of the Electoral Commissioner is already on the

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Solomon Islands PM’s wife slams report on family properties as unethical journalism

The wife of the caretaker Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has described the In-depth Solomons article titled ‘Solomons PM Has Millions in Property, Raising Questions Around Wealth’ as a publication

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Solomon Islands declares public holiday on Election day, liqour ban

Solomon Islands Government had declared Wednesday 17 April 2024 as a public holiday for the conduct of national, provincial and Honiara City Council elections. The caretaker Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore

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Tonga PM announces minor reshuffle, resignations as ‘Utoikamanu moves to Communication

Tongan Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni has confirmed his resignation as Minister of His Majesty’s Armed Forces. He also confirmed the resignation of Fekita ‘Utoikamanu as Minister of Tourism and

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2024 joint ballot papers arrived safely in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands official ballot papers for the 2024 Joint Election are printed and have now arrived in the country on Tuesday this week. The ballot papers totaling a record of 1 million, cater to voter numbers in a

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Women make up just six percent of candidates for Solomon Islands election

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has revealed the number of women candidates running at the 2024 national election will be just six percent of the total number of candidates contesting, lower than the previous

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PNG vote of no confidence not entertained

The Papua New Guinea Parliamentary Private Business Committee (PBC) has denied the notice of the motion of the Vote-of-No-Confidence. In advising Parliament, Acting Speaker Koni Iguan said, “The PBC deliberated on the

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Delay in glitch investigation raises concerns

The Electoral Commission of Fiji (ECF) is concerned over the prolonged delay in investigating the “glitch” that occurred during the vote counting process in the 2022 General Elections. In a statement this week, the

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