PNG opposition supports women in politics bill


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11 May 2011
PNG opposition leader, Belden Namah, says his group will support the bill proposing 22 reserved seats for women in parliament. [ABC]
PNG opposition leader, Belden Namah, says his group will support the bill proposing 22 reserved seats for women in parliament. [ABC]

Papua New Guinea's new opposition leader, Belden Namah says his group will support a bill to have more women elected to parliament. The bill proposing 22 reserved seats for women is now before Parliament for debate and approval.  Mr Namah told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program he supports the bill.

"With respect to womens seats. I belive women should have representation in the country so the voice of women can be heard," he said.  "I've already made a commitment to support the bill so we can have women representation on the floor."  The MP for Vanimo-Green, Belden Namah was voted in unopposed at an opposition group caucus.

[ABC Radio Australia]

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