25 May 2015

Solomon Islands PM denies reports of coalition pressure

7:35 pm on 25 May 2015

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, is denying reports that he's under pressure to remove members of the Kandere Party from his Democratic Coalition for Change Government.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

A statement from the Prime Minister's Office says Mr Sogavare has never been under pressure and that reports are nothing but rumours.

The statement adds the Kandere Party, as well as the United Democratic Party and the People's Alliance Party, are committed to the coalition government.

The Kandare Party won one seat in recent elections, but that increased to 12 after independent MPs registered joined it in the lead up lobbying that resulted in the formation of the current coalition.