Papua New Guinea General elections 2017 live Voting Dates Opinion Exit Poll Candidates

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Papua New Guinea General elections 2017 Results Voting Live Dates Opinion Exit Poll

Papua New Guinea General elections Dates 2017

General elections Date: 24 June 2017

General elections will be held in Papua New Guinea from 24 June to 8 July 2017.

The writs for the election will be issued on 20 April, while the close of nominations will be on 27 April.

Michael Somare, the first Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, is retiring at the election. Somare has served continuously since he was first elected to the pre-independence House of Assembly in 1968, an unbroken term of 49 years.

 

Papua New Guinea General elections Voting Live 2017

  1. There has reportedly been less activity in the 2017 election compared to previous elections, with PNG National Party Leader Kerenga Kua saying "There is less colour, less movement, and that's not good, because you need to have some level of activity for educational purposes".
  2. Four people died in clashes regarding the election, with several candidates attacked during campaigning or nominations, to which Electoral Comisisoner Patilias Gamato said "We have not gone into polls yet but already people are engaging in violent activities, threats and intimidation — that's unnecessary

 


Papua New Guinea General elections Results Live 2017

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election

CENTRAL| Regional| Count 12
1. Kila Haoda – 4,275
2. Robert Agarobe – 3,822
3. Boe Eno Daera – 3,122
4. Ila Geno – 1, 066
5. Nelson Saroa – 1, 028

CENTRAL | Rigo Open | Count 8


1. ANO PALA (PNC) – 2,620
2. RENDLE RIMUA (PPP) – 1,088
3. TURAI ELEMI (TPNGP) – 994
4. LEKWA GURE (IND) – 624
5. VARIGINI BADIRA (IND) – 445
6. KILAGI VANUGA (UP) – 392

CENTRAL| Kairuku-Hiri Open| Count 6
1. Nou Rage (SPP) – 2,170
2. Henao Iduhu (PNGNP) – 1,806
3. Steven J Manai (PANGU) – 1,099
5. Paru Aihi (PNC) – 708
4. Peter Isoaimo (NA) – 398

CENTRAL| ABAU – OPEN | Count : 14

1 Puka Temu (PNC) 5,897

2.Kelly Onne  (PPP) 1,407

3. Evele Kala (SDP)  1,152

4. Tipo Vuatha (THE) 1,115

5. Iati Ai (IND) 1,003


CENTRAL| Goilala- Open| Count| 5


1. Alex Hoem Robert- 1127
2. Mathew Poia- 1033
3. Alphonse Erap Heni- 511
4. Bruce Mamando- 339
5. William Samb- 317


MADANG | Madang Regional | after count 17
1. Peter Yama (PLP) – 5538
2. James Yali (NA) – 5403
3. Jerry Singirok (PANGU) – 4063
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MADANG| Bogia | Count

1. Robert Naguri (NA) – 1896
2. Frederick Kambual (URP) – 1829
3. David Wama – 1268
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MADANG| Madang – Open| Count:24

1) Bryan Kramer – Pangu (165) 7,235
2) NIxon Duban – PNC (71) 6,765
3) Hood Kassas – PPP (0) 2,534
4) Sigfred Beschel – SDP (9) 2,074
5) Dr Salam Malagan – IND (49) 1,312
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MADANDG| Middle Ramu | Count


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MADANG| Rai Coast | Count :10
1. Kessy Sawang (PNGNP) – 1880
2. Peter Sapia (PNGP) -1806
3. James Gau (THE) – 1140
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MADANG| Sumkar | Count:4

1. Chris Her Nangoi ( PANGU) – 1835
2. Chris Mora (PNC) – 1035
3. Ken Fairweather (PPP) – 922
4. Sir Arnold Amet (NA) – 633
5. Dr. Peter Siba (IND) – 304
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Madang|Usino Bundi | Count


 


 

 

Electoral system of Papua New Guinea

The National parliament is elected from 111 single-member electorates. 89 of them are open electorates distributed around the country. Additionally, each of the 22 provinces elects 1 regional member, which also takes the title of provincial governor. The candidates are elected using Limited preferential voting, where the voter ranks 3 candidates in the order of preference.


Candidates for General elections 2017

The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission reports in preliminary figures that 3332 candidates have nominated to contest the election, 165 candidates of which are women.

Papua New Guinea PNG General elections 2017 Candidates


Papua New Guinea Parties and leaders

Christian Democratic Party, Coalition for Reform Party, Country Party,Greens.,Indigenous,People's Party,Melanesian Alliance Party,Melanesian Liberal Party,National Alliance Party.


Papua New Guinea General elections Results

Party

Candidates

Seats won

 % of seats

People's National Congress Party

89

27

24.32%

Triumph Heritage Empowerment Rural Party

72

12

10.81%

Papua New Guinea Party

88

8

7.21%

National Alliance Party

75

7

6.31%

United Resources Party

48

7

6.31%

People's Party

49

6

5.41%

People's Progress Party

40

6

5.41%

Social Democratic Party

40

3

2.7%

Coalition for Reform Party

15

2

2.7%

Melanesian Liberal Party

5

2

2.7%

New Generation Party

27

2

2.7%

People's Movement for Change Party

51

2

2.7%

People's United Assembly Party

29

2

2.7%

People's Democratic Movement

19

2

2.7%

Indigenous People's Party

44

1

0.9%

Our Development Party

22

1

0.9%

Pangu Party

60

1

0.9%

Papua New Guinea Constitutional Democratic Party

39

1

0.9%

PNG Country Party

46

1

0.9%

Stars Alliance Party

22

1

0.9%

United Party

20

1

0.9%

Independent

2197

16

14.41%

Total

 

111

100%

Papua New Guinea General elections 2017 Results Dates Opinion Poll

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