0609 Court orders 84 disputed boxes for SHP to be counted

The Waigani National Court on Monday (4 September, 2017) this week ordered that 84 disputed ballot boxes for Southern Highlands Provincial Seat locked in the provincial capital Mendi to be admitted for counting.

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3008 Historical Bougainville Charter signed by Head of State

The historical Bougainville Charter has been signed by the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae today (30 August, 2017) at Government House in Konedobu to fast-track preparations for the conduct of the Bougainville Referendum in June 2019.

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2908 Kundiawa-Gembogl writ returned at last

Writ for the Kundiawa-Gembogl Open electorate was finally returned to the Electoral Commissioner this afternoon after a month due to lawlessness in the electorate disputing the results coupled with legal challenges by the incumbent Tobias Kulang in the National and Supreme Courts.

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0308 Commissioner Gamato clarifies Gumine Open issue

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato clarified today that the Returning Officer who declared Nick Kuman as Member-elect for Gumine Open electorate in Chimbu and signed the writ was Fredy Yaun and not the late Peter Kalpe.

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0108 Election Update Statement dated 1 August 2017

Issues addressed in this update statement include an update on number of Writs Returned, issue of invitation to form government, response to Dr. Eric Kwa, Gumine Open Seat issue, Southern Highlands Provincial Seat issue and counting for Kandep Open Seat.

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2807 Statement on the occasion of Return of Writs for 2017 election

As Election Commissioner, it gives me great pride today to return the writs to the Head of State, His Excellency the Governor General Sir Bob Dadae. Today I have returned 77 writs to the Governor General. In all, 86 electorates have been declared with a further 25 remaining to be declared. The remainder should be completed soon.

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