NCRA DECIDED TO ELECT NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL

Deputy Speaker of Solomon Islands National Parliament, Job Dudley Tausinga. Photo credit: Parliament.

Deputy Speaker of Solomon Islands National Parliament, Job Dudley Tausinga. Photo credit: Parliament.

The NCRA Government has decided to select a new Governor General via elections.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Job Dudley Tausinga told Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo already gave notice of the election to the Speaker’s Office.

The Deputy Speaker explained to the House, a Governor General is selected through consensus or through an election upon an advise from the Government.

“If parliament considers that an election is necessary, it must use the process set out for the election of the Speaker under Standing Order 5, except that the nomination period is three days instead of two, we’re at this point. The incumbent Governor General completes his term on the 7th of July this year, so it is imperative that Parliament selects a person to be appointed as the next Governor General by Her Majesty on that day.”

The Deputy Speaker continued to announce that the Government decided to hold elections to select the next Governor General.

“I have been advised by the government that on the basis that there may be a number of nominees, an election will be censored. As you are aware the Honourable Prime Minister has given notice of a motion that Parliament considers such an election necessary, I consider the motion in order. If Parliament passes the motion and election will be held on the date named in the motion.”

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