SOGAVARE SWORN-IN AS NEW PM

Manasseh Damukana Sogavare has been sworn-in as Solomon Islands new Prime Minister by the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House immediately after his election by Members of Parliament

Mr Sogavare was voted into power at Parliament House, polling 34 votes over his rival Matthew Wale in the 50 seat Parliament.

This will be Mr Sogavare’s fourth Prime Ministership, his previous stints being in 2000, 2006 and most recently in 2014.

Mr Sogavare served in the National Parliament as Member for East Choiseul beginning in 1997. He was born on January 17, 1955.

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