PNGEC

3, 340 candidates running for 111 seat Parliament

According to statistics officially released by the PNG Electoral Commission, there are 3, 340 candidates vying for the 111 seats in Papua New Guinea’s National Parliament, 167 are females and 3,168 are males,  

The Highlands Region have seen 1, 320 candidates nominated to contest, followed by Momase - 870, Southern – 819 and New Guinea Highlands – 331.

Meanwhile, Southern Region tops the list with more female candidates contesting with 59, Highlands – 49, Momase – 42 and NGI – 17.