Seven new political parties registered

The Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission has approved the applications of seven new political parties.

The seven political parties were presented with their certificates today alongside two other parties that were already approved.

The new parties are Paradise Kingdom Party, PNG First Party, Model Nation Party, Trust PNG Party, PNG Youths Party, Nations Interest Party and PNG Social Party.

The two other parties that were present to receive their certificates were PNG Human Rights Party and Wantok in Godly Services.

Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphonse Gelu highlighted that the Registry hopes that these new political parties have done the ground work by connecting with the people.

Dr Gelu reminded the parties that it will not be an easy task to manage a political party.

“The timing of registration for these new parties also poses a challenge for them.

“They have only one month to now tell the people about themselves including their policies before the issue of writs in April,” Dr Gelu said.

The registration of these seven political parties now brings the total of registered political parties to 44.

Quintina Naime