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Papua New Guinea National Elections, June–July 2012

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Papua New Guinea National Elections, held June–July 2012. The Group was led by Mr Nipake Edward Natapei, former Prime Minister for Vanuatu, and comprised 8 eminent persons in total.



The Group offered a number of recommendations for further strengthening the electoral process in Papua New Guinea. These include measures to improve the electoral roll and election management, further development of voter education, stronger enforcement of electoral laws, and continued efforts toward achieving a more level playing field for women’s political participation.

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Introduction

At the invitation of the Government of Papua New Guinea, the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, constituted an Observer Group for the June–July 2012 National Elections. In line with usual practice, the Secretary-General sent an assessment mission to Papua New Guinea to assess the pre-electoral environment, prior to his final decision on whether to constitute a Commonwealth Observer Group. The Assessment Mission was in the country from 12–16 March 2012.

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