Dr. Charles Yala

Voter behaviour differs in PNG: NRI

NRI director Dr. Charles Yala said, PNG Elections are a colourful event that happens after five years and has its own dimension.

He said voters do not normally vote on party policies but vote according to their short and long term needs.

In an example, he said the behaviour of a voter in the Highlands region will be different from a person from the Coastal part of the country.

Dr Yala said, the high illiteracy rate, country’s diverse culture and geographical landscapes also influence voter behaviour.