Solomon Islands National Parliamentary Elections, 5 December 2001

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.



The Poll and the Count

On Wednesday, 5 December 2001, polling stations were scheduled to open at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. While some of us were able to witness the opening of the poll, others were unable to do so as the ballot boxes had been closed before the arrival of all polling agents. At most of the polling stations we visited, there were few people in the queue, but most persons to whom we spoke expressed their satisfaction with the manner in which the poll was conducted.


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