Scoop Audio: Manasseh Sogavare, Opposition Candidate for Solomons PM
Interview by Yasmine Ryan
Image by Jason Dorday
From Assignment in Honiara
Scoop Audio: Manasseh Sogavare is the sole candidate nominated by the Opposition for the role of Prime Minister. He believes he has
the numbers to win the vote on Thursday 4 May. As John Roughan points out, Sogavare’s track record when he last held the
position is not glowing (June 2000-December-2001): he led a government which attempted to change the Constitution to
extend their term by a year.
The MP denies that he crossed the floor on Wednesday, an action which forced Rini to resign, out of a desire to become
PM again. Sogavare also downplayed the issue of corruption, although he asserted that it would be taken seriously.