A total of 204 candidates have been confirmed to contest in the provincial elections in Western and Choiseul provinces.
Of the total 142 candidates are to contest the Western Provincial Assembly Election whilst 62 candidates to contest the Choiseul Provincial Assembly Elections.
Before the close of withdrawal period on the 18th of November 2022, two candidates have given in their notice of withdrawal reducing the total number of candidates to contest the Western Provincial Assembly seats to 142 candidates, which during the nominations 144 nominations were received. There was no withdrawal for Choiseul province.
From the 204 candidates, there are 5 female candidates and 137 male candidates who will contest in the Western Provincial Assembly Election and 5 females and 57 male candidates for the Choiseul Provincial Assembly Election.
There are 26 wards in Western Province and 16 wards in Choiseul Province going to the polls on Wednesday 14 of December 2022.
Election Notices that include the details of the names of these candidates, their nominators and symbols will be pinned up in respective wards or communities for voters to see.
– SIEO Press