Saturday, 7 August 2010 10:21 AM

2010 Election Update 5

Solomon Islands have 12 new Members of Parliament and lost six big names as counting continue into day 3 of the 2010 national election results.

A big upset for the majority listening to election results was the loss of former Deputy Prime Minister, Fred Fono, to businessman, Fiulaua Jackson. Mr. Fono had served three terms.

Other big men to go - former Prime Minister, Francis Billy Hilly, in Rannogga/Simbo; former Deputy Speaker, Clement Kengava in North-West Choiseul; former senior public servant and politician Patterson Oti after three terms as MP for Temotu Nende; and Francis Zama in South New Georgia/Rendova. In West Are 'Are, Severino Nuaiasi lost his seat and in north-west Guadalcanal, Siriako Usa, was defeated.

As of yesterday, a total of 25 constituencies have been counted out of 50. Below is an update of results as of 10:17pm (Friday 6th August 2010):

WESTERN PROVINCE
South New Georgia: Danny Philip (former MP Francis John Zama)

GUADALCANAL PROVINCE
North West Guadalcanal: Horst Heinz Bodo Dettke (former MP Siriako Usa)

HONIARA CITY COUNCIL
East Honiara: Douglas Ete (former MP Silas Milikada)

MALAITA PROVINCE
North Malaita: Jimmy Lusibaea (former MP Daniel Enele Kwanairara)
West Kwara'ae: Shemuel Sam Iduri (retained)
West Are'are: John Maneniaru (former MP Severino Nuaiasi)
East Are'are: Andrew Hanaria Keniasina (left vacant by the late Hon. Edward Huniehu)

CENTRAL ISLANDS PROVINCE
Ngella: Mark Kemakeza (retained)

TEMOTU PROVINCE
Temotu Nende: Commins Aston Mewa (former MP Patterson Oti)

ISABEL PROVINCE
Hograno/Kia/Havulei: Selwyn Riumana (retained)

It's been confirmed that counting for Small Malaita constituency was completed last night but results are yet to be released.

Constituencies yet to send in their official results are:
Guadalcanal - 7 constituencies
Honiara - 2 constituencies
Temotu - 2 constituencies
Western - 2 constituencies
Central - 1 constituency
Malaita - 5 constituencies

Letters to the Editor All Letters
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