PNG political parties

Gelu welcomes 10 new political parties into the arena

The 10 parties invited to present their four main party policies where; Paradise Kingdom Party (PKP), PNG Socialist Party (PNGSP), PNG One Nation Party (PNGONP), PNG First Party (PNGFP), Model Nation Party (MNP), Trust PNG Party (TPNGP), PNG Youths Party, PNG Human Rights Party (PNGHRP), Nations Interest Party, and PNG Wantok in Godly Services Party (WINGS).

Party officials who attended were PNGSP, PNGONP, PNGHRP, PKP, TPNGP, PNGFP, MNP and WINGS.             

44 political parties is a problem: Dr Yala

“It’s a democracy so anybody can put out their views but at the end of the day, if you read through some of the political parties’ policies, they all seem to say the same thing, and I tend to wonder what is the real reason for having 44 political parties,” NRI director Dr Charles Yala said.

Papua New Guinea has 44 political parties registered with Political Parties and Candidates Commission to contest in the 2017 National Elections, for the 111 Parliament seats.    

Workshops being organised for political parties

Their visit is part of a workshop organised by the Registrar of Political Parties & Candidates Commission.

Registrar, Dr Alphonse Gelu, says the workshop seeks to improve party policies and platforms and prepare them well for the 2017 National General Elections.

He said several other workshops have taken place around the country and all are part and parcel of preparing the parties.

Next week’s workshop will be held from October 6 – 7 at the Bengo Conference Room in the Commissions head office.