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The Dangers of Political Party Strengthening Legislation in Solomon Islands

Fraenkel, Jon; Regan, Anthony; Hegarty, David


The Solomon Islands government is considering introducing laws aimed at strengthening political parties, at restricting MPs from switching sides and at halting excessive use of ‘no confidence’ motions. The government wants to (i) abolish the constitutional position of the ‘Leader of the Independents’ , (ii) reform the process of selection of Prime Ministers and (iii) build a more coherent party system by adopting legislation similar to that experimented with in Papua New Guinea . The aim...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2008
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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