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“Inappropriate timing” for Solomon Islands and Australia's election cost support offer

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Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare claims the elections must be delayed until the 2023 Pacific Games are finished. Critics have accused him of undermining democracy by pushing through the bill to delay the election. Australia had offered to pay for the election, which will likely be delayed due to supposed budgetary concerns.
Published 5 months ago · Solomon Islands

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“Inappropriate timing” for Solomon Islands and Australia's election cost support offer

[Sydney 6th Reuters] - The Solomon Islands government said on the 6th that Australia offered financial support for the next election, and an election postponement bill has already been submitted to parliament, and Australia's He pointed out that the offer was inappropriate timing. The Solomon Islands signed a security agreement with China in April. The United States, Australia, and New Zealand are wary of China's growing influence in the South P…

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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Solomon Islands refuses Australia’s offer to help fund election as ‘foreign interference’

Manasseh Sogavare calls Australia’s offer ‘an assault on our parliamentary democracy’ after saying his country had to delay elections because of costFollow the day’s news, liveGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe prime minister of Solomon Islands has criticised Australia’s offer to help fund an upcoming election, labelling it “foreign interference”.Manasseh Sogavare labelled the move “an assault on our parliamen…

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Solomon Islands calls Australian offer to fund election ‘inappropriate’

The Pacific nation’s government accused Australia of trying ‘to influence how Members of Parliament will vote’ on a bill that would delay national polls by 7 months.

5 months ago·Hong Kong
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Solomon Islands says Australia's offer to fund election is an 'an assault on our parliamentary democracy'

The Solomon Islands government slams an Australian offer to fund national elections next year, calling it an "assault" on its democracy and an attempt at foreign interference.

5 months ago·Australia
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Solomon Islands says Australian election offer is inappropriate

The Solomon Islands signed a security pact with China in April raising concern in the United States, Australia and New Zealand about China's growing influence in the Pacific.

5 months ago·India
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Solomon Islands says Australian election offer is 'interference'

SYDNEY: The Solomon Islands government has accused Australia of "interference", after an offer to fund its next election was made as parliament considered a Bill to change the constitution to delay the vote. The Solomon Islands' relationship with Australia has been strained since it struck a security pact

5 months ago·Singapore
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