Solomon Islands Enters Last Day of Campaigning for April 17th Elections

Political parties entered the last day of campaigning for the upcoming general elections in the Solomon Islands on April 17th.

The Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission said that there are over 420,000 registered voters that will vote in the national and provincial elections that will be held simultaneously for the first time.

The elections were previously scheduled to take place in 2023, but the Solomons government postponed them due to the country’s hosting of the Pacific Games.

The postponement caused significant controversy due to opposition parties accusing Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of a power grab.

The country’s relationship with China and the lack of job opportunities for the younger generations will likely be the election’s major issues.