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Commonwealth election observer at New Camp poll station, Morobe, Papua New Guinea

Election 2017: The Commonwealth in Papua New Guinea

21 June 2017


Commonwealth election observers are in Papua New Guinea for the general election scheduled for 24 June 2017. Voting will take place over two weeks until 4 July, with 3,332 candidates vying for 111 seats in Parliament.

The Commonwealth observed four of the last five national elections since 1992 and in recent years has been working with Papua New Guinea’s Electoral Commission.

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Since 1980, the Commonwealth has observed more than 140 elections in 36 countries. Commonwealth observers have contributed to the entrenchment of democratic practices globally by offering recommendations for practical action and giving voters confidence that an independent, impartial and public view will be taken on the integrity of an electoral process. Read more

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