16 Sep 2010

Nine election petitions lodged in Solomon Islands

10:45 am on 16 September 2010

Reports from Solomon Islands say nine election petitions have been lodged at the High Court so far.

The election was held in early August and those wanting to challenge results have until today to lodge a petition.

According to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, the latest petitions were lodged to challenge the seats won by the members of Parliament for West Honiara Namson Tran, Central Kwara'ae Jackson Fiulaua, South Vella La Vella Lionel Alex, North Guadalcanal Martin Sopaghe and East Are'are, Andrew Hanaria.

They also challenge the Electoral Commission on the election process in these constituencies.