1997 Solomon Islands general election

General elections were held in the Solomon Islands on 6 August 1997.[1] A total of 350 candidates representing nine parties contested the election,[2] the result of which was a victory for the Solomon Islands National Unity and Reconciliation Party, which won 21 of the 50 seats. However, Bartholomew Ulufa'alu, leader of the Liberal Party, was elected Prime Minister by Parliament, defeating SINURP leader Solomon Mamaloni.