ElectionGudie

June 24, 2017 Confirmed

Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Election for National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea: National Parliament, June 24, 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 111 seats in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob DADAE (since 28 February 2017)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Peter Paire O'NEILL (since 2 August 2011)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Parliament with 111 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Parliament are directly elected in single-seat constituencies to 5-year terms. The constitution allows for up to 126 seats if necessary.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea occurred in 2012. The People’s National Congress Party won 27 seats, which was the largest share of any party.

Main candidates in the election:

  • People's National Congress Party
    • Leader: Peter Paire O'NEILL
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • National Alliance Party
    • Leader: Patrick PRUAITCH
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Papua and Niugini Union Party
    • Leader: Sam BASIL
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • United Resources Party
    • Leader: William DUMA
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Papua New Guinea Party
    • Leader: Belden NAMAH
    • Seats won in last election: 8

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,909,701
  • Registered Voters: 4,776,096 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 3,387,108
  • Is Papua New Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Papua New Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 January 1995)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 3
  • Human Development Index Position: 154
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Papua New Guinea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (2 June 2011)
  • Has Papua New Guinea ratified CRPD: Yes (26 September 2013)
  • Population with a disability: 1,000,864