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West to elect new Premier today

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MEMBERS of the Western Provincial Assembly (MPAs) will meet today in Gizo to vote for a new Premier.

The vote is expected to kick off at 10am.

Western provincial clerk to the assembly, Mr Kevin Paia told Island Sun Gizo yesterday that only one candidate has been nominated by the MPAs.

He is David Gina, the MPA for ward 15 Munda.

He said the election will be held at the Western Provincial government conference room this afternoon.

“If we receive more than one nomination, we will have to do a round robin vote, but if only one candidate is nominated, then we will convene to declare the new Premier of Western province.

“We will announce the provincial premier straight after the counting,” said Paia.

Meanwhile, Police have tightened up security for the election today.

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