China Critic Suidani Reelected to Provincial Seat in Solomon Islands Election

Results indicate that Daniel Suidani, a prominent critic of China in the Solomon Islands, was reelected as Premier of Malaita province on April 18th.

Suidani defeated current Malaita premier Martin Fini shortly after the national government ousted him in a no-confidence vote in February 2023.

The national parliament convened the vote due to Suidani’s refusal to recognize China, banning Chinese companies from operating in the province, and accepting U.S. aid.