Vote Counting Extended in Papua New Guinea Election
The counting of votes in Papua New Guinea’s ongoing election, has been extended due to disruption caused by security issues and violence at polling booths.
With almost 28 people killed during pre-polling, and 22 killed since voting commenced, incumbent Prime Minister James Marape has pushed the “return of writs” to the 5th of August, a week after results were initially expected.
Produced By: Matthew van Wyk
Featured In Story: Maholopa Laveil, Lecturer in Economics, University of Papua New Guinea
First aired on The Wire, Monday 1 August 2022