THE list of candidates to contest the November 19 elections has been finalised.
Electoral Commission said yesterday a total of 447 candidates have been nominated to contest.
The figure was revised from the 443 announced at the close of the withdrawal period last Saturday.
The final list will be published in the papers in coming days.
The 447 candidates was a drop from the 509 that contested the last elections in 2010.
Chief electoral office Polycarp Haununu earlier said the nomination process has been conducted in a highly efficient and professional manner.
He thanked Electoral Managers, Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers for their hard work during the nomination period.
Temotu Pele constituency recorded the most candidates, with 23 candidates nominated.
East Choiseul, South Vella La Vella and Ulawa/Ugi constituencies have the fewest candidates, each with three candidates nominated.
A nation-wide election awareness programme the Electoral Commission is conducting is already underway.