NEWSFLASH: Solomons PM Resigns
The Solomon’s Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa’ulu has announced his resignation today.
The Mr. Ulufa’ulu had been expected to survive a vote of no confidence which would be taken by the Parliament tomorrow.
However the Prime Minister was also expected to resign to ensure peace between warring ethnic factions in the troubled province.
His decision to quit comes after increasing ethnic tensions in the area saw him put under house arrest by members of the Malaitain Eagle Force rebels.
Under the constitution Mr. Ulufa’ulu will remain in his post as caretaker until Parliament votes for the new premier tomorrow.