2017 PNG National Elections

Counting: Madang Regional progressive result- after count 89

Madang's provincial Returning Officer Peter Yasaro says they will be going straight into quality to beat the time.

He said Madang is dragging behind and therefore would like for the regional seat to be at least in the last stage of the process.

 After count 89 the progressive results are as follows;

Lera retains Bougainville Regional seat

The URP candidate maintained a strong lead in the election that saw him collecting constant votes in all counts.

Lera was officially declared this afternoon at 1:24pm PNG Time and 2:24pm Bougainville Standard Time (BST) at the Hutjena counting centre by the PNGEC Bougainville Provincial Electoral Manager, Desmond Timiyaso.

The declaration was witnessed by PNGEC officials, police, scrutineers, students and the general public that were present at the counting centre.

COUNTING: Rai Coast open progressive results – after elimination 24

The following are progressive results;

Rai Coast Open after the 24th Elimination

COUNTING: Bogia Open progressive result – after elimination 32

Bogia Open - after elimination 32

Usino Bundi to begin quality checks

After the final count 38, the progressive tally now stands at:

Usino Bundi - after count 38

COUNTING: Middle Ramu progressive tally – after elimination 14

Middle Ramu - after elimination 14

VIDEO: WHP Counting deferred

Glenda Popot with more 

VIDEO: TVWAN Elections update July 25th

More from TVWan News.

Pacific observers note difficulty of elections in PNG

Deployed from June 19th till July 24th, the team has observed pre-polling, polling, and counting exercises.

The team notes the challenges in the development of comprehensive plans and strategies for: the procurement and deployment of election materials and equipment; communications and awareness; and the recruitment and training of polling officials, including a workforce of more than twenty thousand temporary electoral workers. 

VIDEO: Electoral Commission extends return of writs

This comes as counting continues in parts of the country and up to 60 seats yet to be declared.


Meredith Kuusa with more