OPPOSITION'S DEMAND THAT SOLOMONS PM RESIGN REJECTED BY GOVERNOR GENERAL

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (August 12, 1998 - PACNEWS/Tuqiri)---Solomon Islands Acting Governor General Paul Tovua has rejected a submission by the Opposition demanding that Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu be required to resign.

The Governor General's Private Secretary, Sam Tagana, who refused to reveal the specific contents of the letter, said Tovua's reply had been delivered to the leader of the Opposition, Duddley Tausinga.

Tausinga said earlier that Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu no longer had the support of the majority in Parliament.

It is understood that in his reply Tovua cautioned both sides of the House to seriously consider the issue further to prevent disruption of government activities.

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