27 Mar 2020

Solomons by-elections postponed indefinitely

7:36 am on 27 March 2020

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has announced the postponement of two national by-elections as the country awaits the full details of a State of Emergency declared on Wednesday.

The commission said the by-elections for Central Honiara and Northwest Guadalcanal were to be held in June.

The two constituencies were left vacant after successful election petitions were brought against their former MPs.

The postponement is indefinite.