2008 Aoke-Langalanga by-election


The Aoke-Langalanga by-election, 2008 was a by-election for the Aoke-Langalanga constituency in the National Parliament of Solomon Islands. It was held following the death of sitting MP (and former Prime Minister) Bartholomew Ulufa'alu, of the Liberal Party.[1]

Ten candidates (nine men and one woman) stood for the by-election, which was held on March 28, 2008.[2]

Matthew Cooper Wale, of the Democratic Party,[3] obtained 1,608 votes, while Billy Manu, in second place, "polled a little over 1000 ballots". Voter turn-out was about 70%.[4][5]

Results


CandidatePartyVotes
Matthew Cooper Wale Democratic Party 1,608
Billy Manu  ? 1,000-1,100
Alfred Maetia  ? 642
Chris Mae  ? 346
Tony Maega'asia  ? 260
Billy Farobo  ? 218
Elwyn Maetia Rea  ? 216
David Carlson Ganifiri  ? 199
David Mani Manusau  ? 155
Wilfred Belo  ? 25
Democratic gain from Liberal

See also


References


  1. "New Members for East Malaita and Aoke-Langalanga", Solomon Times, March 29, 2008
  2. "TWO NEW MALAITA MPs SWORN-IN", National Parliament of Solomon Islands
  3. "The Hon. Matthew Cooper Wale", National Parliament of Solomon Islands
  4. "New Members for East Malaita and Aoke-Langalanga", Solomon Times, March 29, 2008
  5. "TWO NEW MALAITA MPs SWORN-IN", National Parliament of Solomon Islands