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Elections in Papua New Guinea: 2012 National General Elections

On Saturday, citizens of Papua New Guinea will begin choosing a new parliament from almost 3,500 candidates, with a record number of women vying for seats. Voting will take place over two weeks as security, campaign finance and gender equality issues in the country continue to receive international attention.

Elections in Papua New Guinea: 2012 National General Elections answers frequently asked questions about the electoral system in the Pacific island nation and the political context of this year's elections, including:

  • What is the state of political parties in Papua New Guinea?
  • Will there be special electoral seats for women?
  • What is the campaign finance framework?
  • What changes have been made to the ballot and ballot box for the 2012 elections?
  • What provisions have been made for female voters and persons with disabilities at the polling stations?

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