Women make up just 6% of candidates for Solomon Islands election

Radio New Zealand

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has revealed the number of women candidates running at the 2024 national election will be just six percent of the total number of candidates contesting, lower than the previous election in 2019.

Chief electoral officer Jasper Anisi told RNZ Pacific there are 334 registered candidates for the 17 April joint elections, and only 21 of them are females. In 2019, there were 26 women candidates running.

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April 4, 2024
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