Papua New Guinea PNG General elections 2017 Candidates results Live

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Papua New Guinea PNG General elections 2017 Candidates

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 Results Live 2017

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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.

Province Region Male Candidates Female Candidates Total
Chimbu Highlands Region 309 11 320
Eastern Highlands Highlands Region 384 12 396
Enga Highlands Region 154 8 162
Hela Highlands Region 89 3 92
Jiwaka Highlands Region 133 5 138
Southern Highlands Highlands Region 116 1 117
Western Highlands Highlands Region 95 3 98
A/R Bougainville NGI Region 68 5 73
East New Britain NGI Region 79 2 81
Manus NGI Region 52 8 60
New Ireland NGI Region 42 4 46
West New Britain NGI Region 68 0 68
East Sepik Momase Region 163 11 174
Madang Momase Region 253 14 267
Morobe Momase Region 314 13 327
West Sepik Momase Region 92 5 97
Central Papua Region 133 14 147
Gulf Papua Region 133 12 145
Milne Bay Papua Region 96 5 101
National Capital District Papua Region 128 13 141
Northern Papua Region 95 8 103
Western Papua Region 171 8 179
Total   3167 165 3332

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%

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