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Solomon Islands national election count begins, closely watched by US, China

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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• Counting for the national election in the Solomon Islands began on Thursday. • The election follows a security pact with China in 2022 by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, potentially shifting the nation's alliances. • The election outcome is of interest to the U.S., China and Australia, as it could impact regional security dynamics. Counting was underway on Thursday in the Solomon Islands after a national election a day earlier, although electoral officials said they were searching for a larger venue in the Pacific Island capital Honiara to count votes....

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