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Voting begins in Solomon Islands' parliamentary election

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-17 05:45

Voters and their families shelter from the rain while waiting to board small boats to vote in their provinces, in the capital Honiara, Solomon Islands, on April 16. [Photo/Agencies]

HONIARA -- Voting in Solomon Islands' parliamentary election began on Wednesday morning after the opening of the polling stations across the country.

A total of 334 candidates are vying for 50 seats in the parliamentary election.

Voters will cast their ballots in a joint election, encompassing both national and provincial elections.

A total of 816 candidates are contending for positions in the provincial assemblies and 89 for the Honiara City Council.

Polls opened at 7 am local time and will close at 4 pm in the country.

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