2 May 2014

Solomons MPs to vote for new Head of State on Tuesday

2:36 pm on 2 May 2014

Solomon Islands Parliament is to elect the country's seventh Governor General next Tuesday.

The nomination period opened on Thursday and closes on Monday with one political party, the People's Alliance Party, calling for a woman to be elected.

So far no nomination has been made public.

The Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says his government wants the election during the current sitting of Parliament because of the long process involved in making the appointment.

The new head of state will be installed on Independence Day, July the 7th, in a public ceremony.