11 Nov 2017

Two candidates named for top job in Solomons

5:57 am on 11 November 2017

John Moffat Fugui and Rick Hou are the two candidates for prime minister in Solomon Islands.

The country's parliament is to elect a new prime minister next Wednesday after Manasseh Sogavare was ousted in a vote of no confidence on Monday.

Two groups are lobbying to form the new government.

The group which won Monday's vote has nominated Mr Fugui the Central Honiara MP and former Minister of Public Service as its choice.

Mr Sogavare's group has nominated Mr Hou, the MP for Small Malaita and a former Central Bank Governor.