Sitting MPs’ terms expire after return of Writs

All sitting Members of Parliament will remain in power until the return of Writs on July 24.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato confirmed today after the issue of Writs that the sitting members are currently still members of parliament.

"The term of the current members of parliament expires when the Writs are returned to the Governor General," Gamato said.

However, a caretaker cabinet is yet to be announced.

The caretaker cabinet will allow for the 111 MPs, including the Prime Minister, to be given the opportunity to nominate and campaign.

Nominations will run for a week, followed by eight weeks of campaigning.

(Commissioner Patilias Gamato, left, and GG Bob Dadae this morning)

Quintina Naime