June 30, 2007 Held

Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Election for Papua New Guinean National Parliament

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 109 seats in the National Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sir Michael SOMARE
  • Assembly: Papua New Guinea has a unicameral National Parliament with 109 seats.

* The Queen is represented by governor general Sir Paulius MATANE.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary.
  • 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 members are elected through a Limited Preferential Voting (LPV) system.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Alliance Party (NA)
    • Leader: Michael SOMARE
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: New Generation Party (NGP)
    • Leader: Bart PHILEMON
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: United Resources Party (URP)
    • Leader: Tim NEVILLE
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Papua New Guinea Party (PNGP)****
    • Leader: Mekere MORAUTA
    • Seats won in last election: 13
  • Party: People's Progress Party (PPP)
    • Leader: Byron CHAN
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Papua and Niugini Union Party (PANGU)
    • Leader: Rabbie NAMALIU
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: People's Action Party (PAP)
    • Leader: Moses MALADINA
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: People's Labor Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Ekis ROPENU
    • Seats won in last election: 4

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,387,470 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 3,938,839 (May 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,129,942 (2007)

·         Is Papua New Guinea a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Papua New Guinea ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 January 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 2007 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 158 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Papua New Guinea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (2 June 2011)

·         Has Papua New Guinea ratified CRPD: Yes (26 September 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 958,120 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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