Political parties to give final list


ONLY two political parties out of the nine are putting candidates against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill while seven of them are independents.
For opposition leader Don Polye, out of the 31 against him, 25 are independents while the rest belong to a political party.
This is from the preliminary list obtained from the Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission. PNGEC said yesterday that the Commission has given time to political parties that have yet to sort out their issues by Friday.
For the Ialibu-Pangia Open, the seat that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has held since 2002, there were 10 nominees, which included two political party rivals in Triumph Heritage Empowerment Party candidate Simon Yopai and New Generation Party candidate Sam Sirox Kari.
For Kandep Open, the seat that opposition leader Don Polye has held since 2002, there were 31 nominees, of which 25 are independents and only six belong to a political party.
Parties that put candidates against Polye include ruling People’s National Congress Party (PNC), Model National Party who is fielding a female candidate in Jenny Luke, there is another THE party candidate listed including PNC also but was going as pro.
But PNGEC advised last night that there was nothing to be alarmed about as the Commission has given political parties until this week to sort out their candidate lists so a final one can be done for the candidate posters.

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