Only female MP

A woman has been declared the new member of parliament (MP) for Vatud Constituency after counting concluded last night. She is the only woman MP in the 10th Parliament after most of the women candidates lost their seats. Freda Soriacomua ousted two term MP for the constituency Clay Forau Soalaoi. Reports from Lata said after…

74 voters missed out

UP to 74 voters failed to turn up to cast their ballots at Nafinua polling station in East Malaita Constituency on polling day. Presiding officer for the constituency Michael Matangani it’s not clear why the voters did not show up. He said the number was quite big, which can make a difference to the outcome…

Sofu wins by landslide

STANLEY Sofu continues to maintain his grip on the East Kwaio seat in Malaita – winning by a landslide to claim his third term in parliament. Contesting as an independent, Mr Sofu polled 2,748, well ahead of his runner up Alfred Sasako, who polled just 988. The other candidates are Diki Kolosu with 501 votes,…

Mewa reclaims seat

COMMINS Aston Mewa has reclaimed the Temotu Nende seat in a landslide. He polled 2,118 votes, well ahead of his runner up Simon Peter Melau, who collected only 684 votes. Former deputy police commissioner Walter Kola came third with 625 votes. The results were announced after 5.30pm yesterday. Nine candidates contested the seat, including the…

The results so far…..

ISABEL PROVINCE Maringe Kokota: Dr Culwick Togamana – Independent (New) Gao-Bugotu: Samuel Manetoali – Independent (Re-elected) Hograno/Kia/Havulei: Counting to continue today   WESTERN PROVINCE North Vella La Vella: Milner Tozaka – Peoples Alliance Party (Re-elected) South Vella La Vella: Qora Alex Lional, Independent, (Re-elected) North New Georgina: John Dean Kuku – Independent (New) Gizo/Kolombangara: Jimson…