PNG votes against US stance

The vote was taken during an emergency meeting which was held on Thursday (21/12/2017) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The vote came after threats by the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, who said Washington would remember which countries “disrespected” America by voting against it.

“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation.

Catholic Bishops raise concern on responsible voting

He is also calling on all churches to stand together and advocate for honesty and transparency to prevail in this national elections.

In a press conference in Port Moresby today, Fr Victor spoke strongly about the rights to vote and the responsibilities that come with it.

He reminded all eligible voters to vote responsibly, wisely and truthfully.

He also challenged candidates and their supporters to refrain from perverting the electoral process and not to incite violence.

Solid turnout seen so far in Greek bailout vote

Private Mega TV channel says turnout has been markedly high, now standing at 35 percent, and lines have been seen at polling stations in Athens. Turnout must be above 40 percent for the referendum to be valid.