Its On!

ABOUT 1000 candidates have nominated so far since the issue of writs for the National Election last Thursday, among them Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato’s office gave an update yesterday on candidates who have nominated. Prime Minister O’Neill, Planning Minister Charles Abel, Sports and APEC Minister Justin Tkatchenko, National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, Communications and Technology Minister Jimmy Miringtoro, were among the first to nominate.

“Just by looking at the list so far from updated reports received from about 10 provinces as of yesterday, the nominations are slow but we expect most of them to nominate tomorrow (Monday) and all by Thursday,” Mr Gamato’s office said.

The Electoral Commission headquarters had received lists from election officials in Milne Bay, Northern, Morobe, New Ireland, East Sepik, Western, Madang and East New Britain, Bougainville, Central, NCD, West Sepik, West New Britain, Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands and Chimbu at the weekend.

About 4000 candidates and 45 political parties are expected to contest for the 111 seats in Parliament during the National Election,

Last Friday it was recorded that Milne Bay had five provincial candidates had nominated, eight for Alotau Open, four for Samarai-Murua, three for Esa’ala and six for Kiriwina-Goodenough.

Other progressive tallies included:

• Northern Provincial (2), Sohe (4) Ijivitari (2)

• Morobe Provincial (7), Kabwum (3), Lae Open (5), Markham (3), Menyamya (1), Nawaeb (10) Tewae-Siassi (2), Finschhafen (3), Huon Gulf (2) and Bulolo (30).

• East Sepik Regional (2) Ambunti-Dreikikir (2), Angoram (1), Maprik (5), Wewak (5), Wosera-Gawi (3) and Yangoru-Saussia (2)

• Madang Provincial (4), Bogia (3), Madang Open (2), Middle Ramu (5) and Sumkar (7)

• Western Provincial (6), North Fly (5), South Fly (1) and Middle Fly (1)

• East New Britain Provincial (3), Gazelle (3), Kokopo (6), Pomio (4) and Rabaul (3)

• New Ireland Provincial (6), Kavieng (4) and Namatanai (1)

Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Bougainville, Chimbu, Western Highlands, Central and West New Britain election officials informed Post-Courier late yesterday that full updates would be given today. They only provided estimated figures.

“Just by looking at the list so far from updated reports received from about 10 provinces as of yesterday, the nominations are slow but we expect most of them to nominate tomorrow, and all by Thursday,” Mr Gamato’s office said.
The Electoral Commission headquarters had received lists from election officials in Milne Bay, Northern, Morobe, New Ireland, East Sepik, Western, Madang and East New Britain, Bougainville, Central, NCD, West Sepik, West New Britain, Eastern Highlands, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands and Chimbu during the weekend.
About 4000 candidates and 45 political parties are expected to contest for the 111 seats in parliament during the National Election,
Last Friday, it was recorded that Milne Bay had five provincial candidates had nominated, eight for Alotau Open, four for Samarai-Murua, three for Esa’ala and six for Kiriwina-Goodenough.
Other progressive tallies included;

  • Northern Provincial (2), Sohe (4) Ijivitari (2)
  • Morobe Provincial (7), Kabwum (3), Lae Open (5), Markham (3), Menyamya (1), Nawaeb (10) Tewae-Siassi (2), Finschhafen (3), Huon Gulf (2) and Bulolo (30).
  • East Sepik Regional (2) Ambunti-Dreikikir (2), Angoram (1), Maprik (5), Wewak (5), Wosera-Gawi (3) and Yangoru-Saussia (2)
  • Madang Provincial (4), Bogia (3), Madang Open (2), Middle Ramu (5) and Sumkar (7)
  • Western Provincial (6), North Fly (5), South Fly (1) and Middle Fly (1)
  • East New Britain Provincial (3), Gazelle (3), Kokopo (6), Pomio (4) and Rabaul (3)
  • New Ireland Provincial (6), Kavieng (4) and Namatanai (1)

Southern Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Bougainville, Chimbu, Western Highlands, Central and West New Britain election officials informed Post-Courier late yesterday that full updates would be given today. They only provided estimated figures.

 

http://postcourier.com.pg/its-on-2/

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