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Papua New Guinea will be holding elections for the 11th Parliament over the coming months. The date for the writs to be issued is 28 April 2022. There has been some discussion in the media that the issue of the writs will be delayed. The media has reported that the PNG Election Commission has requested a delay to the issuing of writes to 12 May 2022, with polling from 2 July to 22 July 2022. At the time of writing, the Governor General has sought advice on delaying the writs.

The confusion regarding preparations for the upcoming elections has been caused in part by the decision of the National Parliament in the final session held in April 2022 to create 7 new Open Seat electorates for the 2022 National General Election (NGE). The 10th Parliament had 111 seats (22 Governors’ seats and 89 Open Seats). The 11th Parliament will have 118 seats (22 Governors’ Seats and 96 Open Seats).

Despite considerable advocacy by women’s groups and by the Special Parliamentary Committee on Gender-Based Violence, PNG will not have reserved seats for women in the 2022 elections. In 2011, there was a push for 22 reserved seats for women but legislation was not passed in time for the 2012 NGE. In 2021/22, a new proposal to reserve 5 regional seats was mooted by the Prime Minister but no proposal was put to Parliament and therefore no legislation enacted.

 

Angela Nelson

Party: Social Democratic Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Alotau Open

Province: Milne Bay

Political Status: N/A

Anna Bais

Party: People's Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Moresby North West

Province: National Capital District

Political Status: N/A

Dorothy Tekwie

Party: Social Democratic Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: West Sepik Regional

Province: West Sepik

Political Status: N/A

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Hildeanne Wefin

Party: PNG Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Maprik Open

Province: East Sepik

Political Status: N/A

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Jean Eparo

Party: N/A

Term: N/A

Electorate: Oro Regional

Province: Oro

Political Status: N/A

Jennifer Rudd

Party: Pangu Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Milne Bay Regional

Province: Milne Bay

Political Status: N/A

Joyce Grant

Party: National Alliance

Term: N/A

Electorate: Kitiwina-Goodenough Open

Province: Milne Bay

Political Status: N/A

Julie Soso Akeke

Party: National Alliance

Term: 2012-2017

Electorate: Eastern Highlands Regional

Province: Eastern Highlands

Political Status: First ever elected Governor of Eastern Highlands (2012-17)

Kessy Sawang

Party: People First Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Rai Coast Open

Province: Madang

Political Status: N/A

Lilian Motup

Party: PNG Greens Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: North Waghi Open

Province: Jiwaka Province

Political Status: N/A

Lucielle Paru

Party: Pangu Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: NCD Regional

Province: National Capital District

Political Status: N/A

Lydia Paul Ngwiye

Party: People Resources Awareness Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Menyamya Open

Province: Morobe

Political Status: N/A

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Lyna Sil

Party: Independent

Term: N/A

Electorate: Oro Regional

Province: Oro

Political Status: N/A

Mary Morola

Party: National Alliance

Term: N/A

Electorate: Kerema Open

Province: Gulf

Political Status: N/A

Mofa Nina Giheno

Party: Pangu Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Henganofi Open

Province: Eastern Highlands

Political Status: N/A

Natasha Panta

Party: Pangu Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Alotau Open

Province: Milne Bay

Political Status: N/A

Rita SiaMala Saulei

Party: PNG Greens Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Tewai Siassi Open

Province: Morobe

Political Status: N/A

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Rose Nuge Canisius

Party: Independent

Term: N/A

Electorate: Western Regional

Province: Western

Political Status: N/A

Ruth Monique Wazob

Party: People Resources Awareness Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Huon Gulf Open

Province: Morobe

Political Status: N/A

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Sheila Harou

Party: National Alliance

Term: N/A

Electorate: Morobe Regional

Province: Morobe

Political Status: N/A

Sheila Pati Harou

Party: National Alliance

Term: N/A

Electorate: Morobe Regional

Province: Morobe

Political Status: N/A

Sylvia Pascoe

Party: People's Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: NCD Regional

Province: National Capital District

Political Status: N/A

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Tania Bale

Party: People's Party

Term: N/A

Electorate: Moresby North East

Province: National Capital District

Political Status: N/A


No Current Sub-National Women Candidates