The Political Parties Commission (PPC) says the Rural Advancement Party led by Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is registering to contest the upcoming 2014 National Elections.
The Commission’s Registrar, Calvin Ziru clarified this yesterday after he released the names of six political parties whose applications for registration are being processed.
He said RAP has one more requirement to meet.
Meanwhile, Mr Ziru said two parties are being formed which comprise MPs from the 9th Parliament.
They are the Direct Development Party and the Solomon Islands Development Party.
But Mr Ziru said the Liberal Party led by former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, Dr Derek Sikua, and the Solomon Islands Democratic Party led by former Deputy Opposition Leader, Mathew Wale, have decided they will not register their political parties.
He said their leaders have advised the Commission that their candidates will contest the elections as independents.
By George Atkin