'Are'are constituency

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'Are'are
Former single-member Constituency
for the Legislative Assembly of the Solomon Islands
Region Malaita Province
Former constituency
Created 1973
Abolished 1976
Replaced by East 'Are'are & West 'Are'are
Created from South Central Malaita

'Are'are was a single-member constituency of the Governing Council and Legislative Assembly of the Solomon Islands. Created in 1973 when the Governing Council was expanded from 17 to 24 seats, it was located on the island of Malaita; in the 1973 elections the seat was won by David Kausimae, who had been elected in the South Central Malaita constituency in the 1970 elections, defeating defeated Peter Kenilorea.[1] It was abolished in 1976 and succeeded by East 'Are'are (which was won by Kenilorea, who went on to be appointed the Islands' first Chief Minister) and West 'Are'are (in which Kausimae was elected).[1]

List of MPs[edit]

Term MP Party
1973–1976 David Kausimae

Election results[edit]

1973[edit]

1973 general election
Candidate Party Votes
David Kausimae 1,223
Peter Kenilorea 714
Total 1,937
Registered voters
Source: Election Passport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Solomon Islands Election Passport