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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Polling kicks off in Malaita's two by-election constituencies

Polling has started this morning in two by-elections on Malaita Island.

Twenty one candidates including two women are contesting the by-elections in East Malaita and Aoke Langa Langa Constituencies.

The bye-elections follow the death of two sitting Members of Parliament last year.

They were MP for Aoke Langa Langa and a former Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu, and East Malaita MP and former Minister for Public Service Joses Wawari Sanga.

Counting of ballots will start tomorrow and results expected later tomorrow evening.

Meanwhile, reports that reached Honiara says boat loads of Honiara-based voters left for the two constituencies last night.

A report from Auki says may voters arrived at the provincial capital by boat from Honiara this morning and some are making their way to vote in East Malaita.

Source: SIBC

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