Dec. 5, 2001 Held

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Election for Solomon Islander National Parliament


Cast Votes:178,161
Valid Votes:178,161
Invalid Votes:None


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Association of Independent Members 13 None

Solomon Islands Labour Party 1 None

People's Progressive Party 3 None

Solomon Islands Alliance for Change 12 None

People's Alliance Party 20 None

Others 1 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 50 seats in the National Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Manasseh SOGAVARE
  • Assembly: Solomon Islands has a unicameral National Parliament with 50 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Nathaniel WAENA.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the National Parliament 50 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Alliance Party
    • Seats won in this election: 20
  • Party: Association of Independent Members
    • Seats won in this election: 13
  • Alliance: Solomon Islands Alliance for Change
    • Seats won in this election: 12
  • Party: People's Progressive Party
    • Seats won in this election: 3
  • Party: Solomon Islands Labour Party
    • Seats won in this election: 1

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 423,535 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: N/A (Voter registry not published)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 206,183 (2001)

·         Is Solomon Islands a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Solomon Islands ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (6 May 2002)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 0

·         Human Development Index Position: 156 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Solomon Islands a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 September 2008)

·         Has Solomon Islands ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 63,530 (est.)



[1] There are 61 women serving in the State Duma (13.56%) and 29 serving in the Council of the Federation (17.06%).