Intending Candidates

Five candidates so far for NCD Regional seat

Nominations for NCD regional seat opened yesterday with sitting Governor Powes Parkop, nominating upon the hour of the issue of writs at 4:15pm.

Terence Hetinu, Election Manager NCD and Provincial Returning Officer confirmed four more for the regional seat today, all independent candidates.

Hetinu said nominations are coming in a little bit slow, but should pick up around the last three days before the close of nominations on Thursday, April 27.

In respect to Form 29 filled prior, Hetinu says there is an expected total of 44 candidates for the regional seat.

Loop PNG's 5@5

 Intending candidates flock to submit biodata

Intending candidates for the 2017 National Elections have been flocking to the Electoral Commission headquarters in Port Moresby to submit their biodata, with the deadline today.


K70,000 cash, 13 truck loads of food for Oro road accident victims

Nomination fee increase too late

The Registrar of Political Parties, Dr Alphonse Gelu, tells Loop PNG that smaller parties have informed him that the proposed increase, from K1000 to K10,000, will significantly impact them and the number of candidates they intend to field during the elections.

He said the decision to increase the fee should have been done some years back and not on the eve of the elections.