Date set for new PM

HONIARA – The Solomon Islands parliament will meet to elect a new prime minister next Wednesday.

Monday’s parliamentary vote of no-confidence ousted Manasseh Sogavare as prime minister. A notice has been issued by the Acting Governor General for Parliament to convene next week.

Ajilon Nasiu said nominations must be made by 4 pm tomorrow.

During the process, a list specifying all nominated candidates and their respective nominators shall be submitted by Mr Nasiu to each member of Parliament prior to the election meeting at the close of nominations.

All members are eligible for candidature and no member shall be a candidate unless he is nominated by four other members and no member may nominate more than one candidate.

Any candidate may withdraw his candidature at any time before the conclusion of the election.

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