Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

6,552,730 3

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

4,776,096 76.89%

Registered Voters (as of June 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Parliament Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
Queen Queen Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Peter O'NEILL
  • Assembly: Papua New Guinea has a unicameral National Parliament with 109 seats.

* The Queen is represented by the Governor General Michael OGIO.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the National Parliament 109 members are elected through an alternative voting system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 89 members are elected from open electorates and 20 from provincial electorates. The constitution allows for up to 126 seats.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Parliament 2002-06-15 - - -
National Parliament 2007-06-30 - 3,938,839 -
National Parliament 2012-06-23 3,672,251 4,776,096 76.89%

Voter Turnout