12 Apr 2006

Intense lobbying continues in Solomon Islands over position of PM

8:12 pm on 12 April 2006

Intense lobbying among the newly elected 50 MPs for who should become the new Prime Minister and form the new Government is continuing in Solomon Islands.

No names of any candidates for the position of Prime Minister had reached Government House as of this afternoon

Nominations will close at tomorrow afternoon and Government House is expected to announce the candidates for the election of the Prime Minister, which starts on Tuesday.

Local analysts have been too cautious to say who is favourite but the different groupings are finding it difficult to find possible candidates.