Solomon Islands security pact with China all part of PM Manasseh Sogavare’s plan as ‘unpredictable’ but ‘deft political operator’

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Solomon Islands security pact with China all part of PM Manasseh Sogavare’s plan as ‘unpredictable’ but ‘deft political operator’

For those who know Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, there are a few descriptions that come up regularly. 

There’s “unpredictable” and “emotional”. 

“A natural autocrat” is another, while others call him a “deft political operator”.

And yesterday, some of these descriptions rang true as he launched an extraordinary verbal assault on Australia, accusing the federal government of hypocrisy over its complaints about secrecy surrounding Solomon Islands’ security pact with China. 

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