PNG Election

Police appeal to candidates in Simbu province to respect the rule of law

26/06/2012 00:18
    MEDIA RELEASE Simbu Police intervene into continuous fights amongst contenders of Chuave Open Seat. Provincial Police Commander of Simbu Province, Superintendent, Augustine Wampe, has summoned all intending candidates who are vying for the Chuave Open seat to front up at...

Police in Autonomous Region of Bougainville ready for polling

26/06/2012 00:16
    MEDIA RELEASE POLICE in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) are all set and ready to kick start polling next week Monday, June 25, 2012, according to Assistant Commissioner Police (ACP) for the ARB Thomas Eluh. ACP Eluh is also confident that elections in the ARB...

Police: we dont expect trouble in Western province elections

25/06/2012 23:20
    MEDIA RELEASE PEOPLE in the Western Province have been urged to vote wisely and choose leaders who will bring development, services and a better life to them and the country as a whole. On the other hand, police personnel deployed for the province in the polling have been...

Women bring warring clansmen to the polling booth

25/06/2012 01:22
  Humari and Yowindali clansmen put differences aside to vote. Picture and words by Alexander Nara.     The Humari and Yowindali clans in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Highlands province of Hela are still at war. The deaths of five men in recent months from...

Voting gets underway with PM O'Neill leading the way

23/06/2012 16:20
Prime Minister Peter O'Neill cast his vote today in his Kauwo village in Southern Highlands. Picture courtesy of Russell Saigomi.     Voting has started in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with Prime Minister Peter O’Neill leading the way in his Southern Highlands electorate of...

Trawen: criminal and electoral offences

07/06/2012 19:53
PNG Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen     PUBLIC NOTICE: Click here to access a PDF copy of the Criminal and Electoral Offences  

Somare to back candidates who are anti-O'Neill and Namah

04/06/2012 11:48
    PRESS RELEASE The Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare has finished the week holding rallies in different parts of the Wewak electorate. Sir Michael said, “I should only be campaigning for my party candidates and looking forward to my retirement but the events since August have...

Australian and New Zealand give troops, aircraft and vessels for polls

04/06/2012 00:54
The PNG Defence Force (PNGDF) to play critical role in PNG 2012 general election security.   The Australian and New Zealand governments will provide over 200 defence personnel, helicopters, aircraft and ships to assist Papua New Guinea (PNG) conduct its general election. Australian...

Somare: Australian support to give confidence to PNG voters

04/06/2012 00:31
    PRESS RELEASE I welcome the participation of the Australian Government in the provision of helicopters and logistical support for the conduct of a free and fair PNG national election. As PNG’s closest ally and its most important development partner, we welcome the efforts...
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