Federal constitution discussed in Solomons

11:54 am on 4 November 2016

A proposed federal constitution for Solomon Islands is the focus of discussions today between the country's prime minister and heads of the nine provinces.

Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Sogavare Photo: RNZI

The idea of introducing a federal constitution and system of government has been in the works for almost a decade now but Manasseh Sogavare's government is the first to make its adoption a priority.

Speaking ahead of todays meeting the prime minister said he was duty-bound to consult the Provincial Premiers on how best to move forward together to complete this important task.

A final draft federal constitution is to be handed over to Mr Sogavare in June next year.

His office said there is widespread public and bipartisan support for the proposed change.

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