3004 Preliminary figures show 3332 candidates nominate to contest

Preliminary candidate nomination figures show that 3332 candidates have nominated to contest the 2017 National Election. Out of the 3332 candidates, 165 women candidates have nominated nationwide to contest the male dominated race for Parliament. A total of 3343 candidates contested the 2012 election including 135 females.

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2704 Seven people with legal issues cleared to nominate and contest

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato today made separate decisions on seven intending candidates who required clearance to nominate and contest the 2017 National Election. This is after various lawyers of intending candidates and candidates sought clearance from the Electoral Commissioner to nominate and contest various seats in the country.

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2504 Political Parties allowed to endorse one candidate per electorate

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says political parties are allowed by law to endorse only one candidate to contest in one electorate and not more than one candidate. This follows scenarios during the nomination period this week where political parties have been cited for endorsing more than one candidate in an electorate.

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2004 2017 National Election program begins with issue of 111 writs

The 2017 National Election is on. Governor General His Excellency Bob Dadae signed and issued the 111 election writs for 89 Open electorates and 22 Provincial electorates to signal the official commencement of the 2017 election program. Nominations also opened which saw a number of sitting MPs and new candidates nominating to contest the 2017 election.

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1304 Deposit slips for nomination fees available now

The PNG Electoral Commission wishes to advise all intending candidates for the 2017 National Election that deposit slips to pay their nomination fees are now available nationwide for collection.

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1104 Do not confuse ballot papers with candidate posters, say Gamato

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says the people of Papua New Guinea should not be confused with the 2017 election ballot papers with candidate posters by election commentators. Candidate photographs are not placed on the ballot papers and are different from candidate posters.

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