28 Nov 2014

Urgency in Solomons government race

4:30 pm on 28 November 2014

Political parties in Solomon Islands are being urged to get their act together as lobbying to form a new government continues into the weekend.

The Political Parties Commission says it expects final coalition agreements today but securing the loyalty of independent MPs is expected to take longer.

The Registrar of Political Parties, Calvin Ziru, says two political blocks have formed in the capital, with camps in different hotels across Honiara.

This is something that has emerged from the need to have Parliament pass a resolution for the supply bill before the end of the year. And that adds a different dimension to the sense of urgency placed on the members of parliament and the political parties and the political party coalition blocks to quickly establish and form themselves."

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