Elections in the Solomon Islands

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Elections in Solomon Islands gives information on election and election results in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands elects on national level a legislature. The National Parliament has 50 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constituencies.

Political culture[edit]

The Solomon Islands have a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone. Parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Latest elections[edit]

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo lost his seat in the Gizo-Kolombangara constituency, losing to his nephew Jimson Tanangada of the United Democratic Party.[1]

As nearly two-thirds of the MPs returned are independent and the incumbent Prime Minister lost his seat, negotiations began to form a coalition government and select a new Prime Minister.[2]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
United Democratic Party 27,550 10.72 5 New
Democratic Alliance Party 19,992 7.78 7 –5
Kadare Party of Solomon Islands 11,999 4.67 1 New
Solomon Islands People First Party 11,601 4.51 1 New
People's Alliance Party 11,414 4.44 3 +3
Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement 10,022 3.90 1 –2
National Transformation Party 7,336 2.85 0 New
Solomon Islands Pan-Melanesian Congress Party 5,421 2.11 0 New
Youth Owned Rural and Urban Party 3,666 1.43 0 New
Direct Development Party 1,961 0.76 0 –3
New Nation Party 795 0.31 0 New
People's Progressive Party 616 0.24 0 New
Independents 144,599 56.27 32 +15
Invalid/blank votes 1,627
Total 258,599 100 50 0
Registered voters/turnout 287,565 89.93
Source: Election Passport, IPU

Past elections[edit]

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