PNG adopts new voting system for
December 4, 2003
Papua New Guinea is adopting the
limited preferential voting system in a by-election this weekend for
one of the country's 109 parliamentary seats.
Our reporter in
Port Moresby, Firmin Nanol, says the system will be used for the
first time in the Abau by-election.
The Electoral Reform
Project has led a campaign to adopt the method after candidates
allegedly abused the first-past-the-post system with bribery and
The national court ruled the election of
former public service minister, Dr Puka Temu, was null and void
after former MP, Kilroy Geno, took an election petition over
allegations of bribery and undue influence by Dr Temu.
member will be declared by early January next year.