15 Feb 2011

Dates for by-elections in two Solomons' constituencies to be announced soon

11:32 am on 15 February 2011

Dates for by-elections in two Solomon Islands constituencies are expected to be announced soon.

The Solomon Star reports the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui will announce the by-election dates in the Baegu/Asifola and Shortland Islands constituencies either today or tomorrow.

The by-elections follow the deaths of MPs Toswell Kaua and Steve Laore last year.

Chief Electoral Officer Polycarp Haununu says once the Governor General declares the dates they will begin carrying out election preparations immediately.

He says training for two electoral managers and two returning officers who will oversee the by-elections has been completed.