CARE, SIUP, SIPRA nominate Matthew Wale as Solomon Islands PM candidate

The Coalition for Accountability, Reform and Empowerment (CARE), Solomon Islands United Party (SIUP) and Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement(SIPRA) has officially nominated former Opposition leader Matthew

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Election results for Gao-Bugotu Constituency in disarray after pre-polling ballots were left uncounted   

Election results for Gao-Bugotu Constituency in Isabel Province has been thrown into disarray after officials found pre-polling ballots for the constituency have not been counted.   Independent candidate Trevor Hedley

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Sogavare returns for his 7th term

Caretaker Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been re-elected for his seventh tenure as the Member of Parliament for East Choiseul.  The four-time Prime Minister secured his seventh parliamentary election by a total

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Voter turnout reaches 50 percent, over 80 percent of seats declared

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) has reported a 50 percent voter turnout so far, with the ongoing counting in Honiara.  In response to SIBC’s request for updates on the voter turnout, Chief Electoral

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Tendered ballot papers used in Wednesday’s Joint Election

More than one hundred tendered ballot papers were issued to voters by some Presiding Officers during Wednesday’s election across the country.  Chief Electoral Officer Jasper Highwood Anisi confirmed this during the

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Opinion: Your quick guide to the Solomon Islands elections

By Priestley Habru, University of Adelaide and 360info Staff Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare could retain power on 17 April but who stands in his way of making history?  Solomon Islands sits on the edge of a

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CARE Leader calls for peaceful and respectful elections, 6,780 polling officials for 2024 joint elections

The Solomon Islands Leader of the Coalition for Accountability, Reform and Empowerment (CARE) Matthew Wale, who employed a character-assassination campaign approach in this year’s election campaign and sparked

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More demonstrations expected in Noumea as New Caledonia voting rules change

Demonstrations have been held in New Caledonia – with more protests expected – from both pro- and anti-independence supporters after the French Senate endorsed a constitutional amendment bill to

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“Palauans First” Campaign reboots: President Whipps seeks second term

In a rally echoing his “Palauans First” campaign slogan, President Surangel Whipps Jr officially launched his re-election bid on 11 February, becoming the first candidate to declare for the November 2024 general

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Fiji election countdown: Blackout period begins

Yesterday banners, billboards and building hoardings bearing the faces of Fiji politicians and electoral candidates dotted Fiji’s landscape. Taxis, market buildings, carparks and private residences displayed

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“Ready to Run” Campaign Training for Women Election Candidates

Building Public Confidence in Elections in Fiji Through Civil Society Action Dialogue Fiji Professor Shaista Shameem Vice Chancellor The University of Fiji Increasing the number of women in parliament is only a small

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Women MPs should be the norm, not a novelty: Bale

The absence of any women in the Papua New Guinea parliament is a matter of deep national shame, says candidate, Tania

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