The General Election in Papua New Guinea

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.



The Poll and Count

Polling was due to take place over a two-week period, between 14 and 28 June. In some provinces it was scheduled for one day only - for instance, on 16 June in the National Capital District, covering the capital Port Moresby, and on 17 June in the second city, Lae. In the Highlands, accounting for around half the population, voting in the Western Highlands Province was due to take place on 16 June, in Simbu and the Eastern Highlands on 18 June, in the Southern Highlands on 21 June and in Enga Province on 23 June.


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