Independent and returning MPs dominate new Solomons parliament
April 8, 2019 4:39 pm
Solomon Islands parliament
Independent and returning MPs dominate the line-up for Solomon Islands new parliament with all the results in from last week’s election.
Nearly three-quarters of MPs have retained their seats including the prime minister of the last two years, Rick Hou.
The 50 seat parliament has 14 new MPs and two women.
21 MPs standing as independents have been elected, making up nearly half the parliament, while the two largest of the eight parties voted in have just eight seats each.