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Elections Trends in Melanesia and Prospects for the 2014 Solomon Islands Elections

Haley, Nicole

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With Solomon Islands due to go to the polls in late 2014, it is timely to reflect on how elections in Melanesia are trending, and what we might expect with the upcoming polls. Rather than improving, the integrity of elections in Melanesia is diminishing. Over the course of the past few elections, fraud and malpractice have increased in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to varying degrees. Money politics has also proliferated in all three countries, and information and communication...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2014
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/143307
DOI: 10.25911/5f200127342be
Access Rights: Open Access

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