Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Solomon Islands Prime Minister Snyder Rini has resigned, after learning that MPs would cross the floor to vote against him in today's confidence vote. This morning, the Herald was reporting that the numbers had tilted stronly in his favour after RAMSI's arrest of two opposition MPs; I guess the rest of the House didn't like the prospect of a Prime Minister gaining office simply because his opposition was in jail...

It will be interesting to see what happens next, and whether the current opposition will be able to agree on a candidate themselves, or whether the whole cycle will start over.