FIJI NEWS
August 06, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

A Fijian woman has been elected as a member of parliament at Solomon Islands’s North Malaita constituency and is the second woman MP to be elected in parliament.

Solomon Star reports Vika Lusibaea who is originally from Fiji is married to a former rebel leader and government Minister had a landslide victory with 2802 votes ahead of Frederick Kwanairara who had 901 votes.

Government Communications Officer Brian Wanga said the result was received with mixed reaction and many have said that it is good to have a woman MP in parliament.

Wanga said a total of 5693 votes were casted at 21 polling stations in three wards within the constituency and 28 votes were rejected.

After the declaration the new MP has started receiving congratulatory messages on social networking sites and many through the social network Facebook.

Lusibaea’s win is a victory for women in Solomon Islands and she has been a tower of support for her husband, looking after their family business while he was in prison and also during his term as government minister.

By Mereani Gonedua

 

YOU'RE MINE


PREVIOUS STORY
Police hunt for hit and run driver
NEXT STORY
Qarase remains party leader: SDL

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
Yes
 86%
No
 14%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
2014 for shareholders, says PichlerFiji Airways will consider paying dividends to shareholders from this year depending on their finances at the end of the current financial year
SPORTS
Mata makes Glasgow, London selectionViliame Mata has forced his way back into the Vodafone Fiji team to the last leg of the 2013/2014 HSBC Sevens World Series after being named in coach Ben Ryan's travelling team to the Glasgow and London Sevens.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
ENTERTAINMENT
Sam Smithís debut In The Lonely Hour out in MayBRIT and BBC Sound Poll winner Sam Smithís debut album In The Lonely Hour is out on May 23.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS