26 Mar 2019

Pacific Forum team to observe Solomon Islands poll

2:44 pm on 26 March 2019

A team of electoral observers representing the Pacific Islands Forum is to observe the Solomons election next week.

Solomon Islands election sign

Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

The Forum team includes John Kalamoroh, the deputy electoral commissioner in Papua New Guinea, Losaline Teo from the Tuvalu government and Forum secretariat staff.

The Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor, said the poll is pivotal for Solomon Islands, as the first election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission.

She said it is her hope this election will reflect the continued commitment by the Solomon Islands government, its agencies, and by all those campaigning, to good governance and the rule of law.

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