Bougainville Electoral Commissioner

Highly competitive election: B’ville EC

Bougainville Electoral Commissioner, George Manu, said the number of participating candidates rose by 30 percent, while the number of presidential candidates was almost triple that of 2015.

Speaking at the return of writs on Thursday, September 24th, at the House of Representatives, Manu said: “This election was keenly contested.”

Apart from that, the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner noted an increase in the voter roll by around a third, including more than a 10-fold increase in Bougainvilleans outside Bougainville enrolments from 2015.