A successful election,says RO Toiraena


THE Returning Officer of Western Provincial Election has described the election last week as a “great success”.

Patrick Toiraena said the election was peaceful and people turned up at polling stations in numbers to cast their votes.

He said the election was fairly and peacefully conducted and accomplished.

“I’m so grateful that people practiced their democratic right to elect their leaders and I fully acknowledge the people of Western Province for the way they have conducted themselves throughout the election process up to the counting and after the results were announced,” Toiraena said.

“I commend the good behavior of the citizens even if the result did not go their way,” he added.

Island Sun understands that all results of the election have already been made public and elected leaders are expected to go to the provincial capital Gizo for the next step to form the new government.

According to reports, lobbying to form the new government will kick off after all the leaders take their oaths any time next week.

There is no report of who will be vying for the Premier’s post, how many groups will be established to form the government and who will be leading the groups.

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