Papua New Guinea National Elections, June-July 2012

By (author) Commonwealth Observer Group

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Papua New Guinea National Elections, held June-July 2012. The Group was led by Mr Nipake Edward Natapei, former Prime Minister for Vanuatu, and comprised 8 eminent persons in total. The Group offered a number of recommendations for further strengthening the electoral process in Papua New Guinea. These include measures to improve the electoral roll and election management, further development of voter education, stronger enforcement of electoral laws, and continued efforts toward achieving a more level playing field for women's political participation.

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  • Letter of Transmittal
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Terms of reference
  • Activities
  • Chapter 2 - Political Background
  • Early and colonial history
  • Post-independence politics
  • The 2011-12 political crisis
  • Papua New Guinea and the Commonwealth
  • Chapter 3 - The Electoral Framework and Election Administration
  • International and regional commitments, and national legal framework
  • The electoral system
  • The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission
  • Voter eligibility and voter registration
  • Candidate eligibility and nomination
  • Election offences and election petitions
  • Key issues
  • Election boundaries and equal suffrage
  • Voter registration and the electoral roll
  • Election administration
  • Women's participation and representation
  • Recommendations
  • Chapter 4 - The Election Campaign and Media
  • Campaign calendar
  • The campaign environment
  • Political parties
  • Key issues
  • Campaign financing and 'money politics'
  • Media
  • The media and the campaign
  • Voter education
  • Recommendations
  • Chapter 5 - Voting, Counting and Tabulation
  • Opening and voting procedures
  • Key issues: opening and voting
  • Delays and reduced voting hours
  • The electoral roll
  • Ballot boxes
  • Filling in the ballot papers
  • Secrecy of the ballot and adherence to polling procedures
  • Women's participation
  • Voters with a disability
  • Young people and elderly people
  • Procedures for the count
  • Key issues: the count
  • Overview of the countrywide observation
  • Recommendations
  • Chapter 6 - Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Conclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Electoral framework and election administration
  • Election campaign and media
  • Voting, counting and results
  • Annexes
  • Annex 1 - Composition of the Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Annex 2 - Arrival Statement
  • Annex 3 - COG Deployment Plan
  • Annex 4 - Interim Statement

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書名 Papua New Guinea National Elections, June-July 2012
著作者等 Commonwealth Observer Group
シリーズ名 Commonwealth Election Reports
出版元 Commonwealth Secretariat
刊行年月 2012.12.01
ページ数 58p
大きさ H297 x W210
ISBN 9781849290968
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス