20 Nov 2014

Call for calm as Solomons counts votes

6:21 pm on 20 November 2014

There are calls for calm in Solomon Islands as counting is underway after Wednesday's election of 50 members for a new parliament.

The Chief Electoral Commissioner, Polycarp Haununu, has thanked all Solomon Islanders for a relatively quiet and peaceful election day.

An alcohol ban remains in place across the country as the three-day counting process continues and the Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast is calling for continued cooperation from the public.

"Once the counting is complete and the results are known, that everyone respect the process. If people have objections to results there's mechanisms to take those objections up. So from a police perspective, we will be working very hard to you know maintain a very peaceful and stable environment over the, over the coming days and we ask all candidates and their supporters and the community to support us in that endeavour."

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Photo: RNZI Koroi Hawkins

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