LLG election dates yet to be confirmed

Dates for the national Local Level Government elections are yet to be confirmed.

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato is conscious of the LLG elections not disturbing the APEC meetings.

Earlier this year, Commissioner Gamato had used his powers to defer the LLG Elections 12 months after the 2017 National General Elections.

This means the LLG elections would commence in July 2018.

The year 2018 is also significant as the country looks forward to hosting one of the biggest world meetings, APEC.

Gamato said he is seeking advice on the timing between the APEC meeting and LLG elections before making a public announcement on the confirmed dates.

He needs clarification and some guidance from Government so that these two important events are properly coordinated.

Once all those information are clear, he will recommend the dates to the Inter-Government Relations Minister to approve for the LLG Elections in 2018.

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Charmaine Poriambep