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Premier Suidani voted out

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Daniel Suidani has lost his position as the premier of the the country’s most populous province this morning in Auki.

The motion was moved in the absence of Suidani and his MPAs’ and was debated by those who supported it. As a result, the majority of 17 who turned up in the Assembly voted in favour of the motion – ending Suidani’s three years’ reign. Suidani had the support of 16 MPs. This means Suidani was ousted by just a single vote.

Meanwhile the high court had also threw out a submission by Suidani’s team questioning the administration process of the motion.

It was the third time that a motion was moved against Suidani.

Mover of the motion Elijah Asilaua told the media that reason for the motion was the kind of leadership that the people of Malaita have been subjected to over the last three years.

He claimed as a result Malaita has missed out on the PCDF grants, Ward Development Grants have not been paid to Provincial Members for the past two years.

Reports from Auki say deputy premier Glen Waneta is now the acting premier until a new leader is elected for Malaita.

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