Tuesday, 11 December 2007 10:33 AM

Solomons Political Numbers Game Continues

With the continuous number game in the Solomon Islands political crisis, government and opposition appears to sit on a tie of 24-24.

But both groups are adamant of holding the majority with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare claiming to have 25 MPs on his side against 23 in the opposition camp, a claim which the Leader of Opposition, Fred Fono, refutes and, instead, claims to have a majority of 26 MPs with 22 MPs on government's side.

Prime Minister Sogavare, over the weekend, has had a change of heart on a date for Parliament to meet, shifting from his initial New Year's Eve proposal to the recent Christmas Eve, 24th December 2007, proclamation.

The Opposition camp, on the other hand, are however most keen to have Parliament to meet sooner than later.

Both camps are now tight-lipped on their respective claims of majority.

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