SI PM Sogavare voted out

PM Manasseh Sogavare

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Manasseh Sogavare has been voted out in a Motion of No Confidence today.

The motion was passed with the support of 27 MPs against the government support of only 23 MPs.

Mover of the motion and former Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua initially asked the Prime Minister to resign on the floor of parliament, an opportunity dismissed by the Prime Minister who says he has done nothing wrong and want the nation to hear the grudges that warranted the motion.

The motion attracted robust debate and lasted the whole day.

Several issues have ben spewed on the floor of parliament with the Prime Minister concluding that he has done nothing wrong and has nothing to lose even if he is voted out.

“I will continue to be a staunch fighter against corruption.”

The mover of the motion in his concluding remarks admitted he only acted upon request from the group to move the motion.

A vote was then conducted, resulting in 27 MPs supporting and 23 against.

Mr Sogavare has just been ousted.

He will remain in office as the acting PM until a new PM is elected.

Parliament was adjourned until a new Prime Minister is elected.

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