June 24, 2017 Held

Papua New Guinea

Independent State of Papua New Guinea

Election for Papua New Guinean National Parliament


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,465,223
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's National Congress Party 27

National Alliance Party 14

Independents (Independents) 14

Pangu Pati 11

United Resources Party 9

Papua New Guinea Party 6

People's Progress Party 5

Triumph Heritage Empowerment Rural Party 3

Social Democratic Party (Social Democratic Party) 3

People's Labor Party 2

People's Party (People's Party) 2

National Party 2

Coalition for Reform Party 1

Melanesian Liberal Party 1

Melanesian Alliance Party (Melanesian Alliance Party) 1

Our Development Party 1

People's Democratic Movement 1

People's Movement for Change Party 1

PNG Country Party 1

United Party (United Party) 1

Christian Democratic Party (Christian Democratic Party) 1

Election Results Modified: Sep 12, 2017

General Information

Papua New Guinea: National Parliament, 24 June 2017

At stake in this election:

  • 111 seats in the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Grand Chief Sir Bob DADAE (since 28 February 2017)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Peter Paire O'NEILL (since 2 August 2011)
  • Assembly: Unicameral National Parliament with 111 seats

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of the National Parliament are directly elected in single-seat constituencies to 5-year terms. The constitution allows for up to 126 seats if necessary.

Last Election:

  • The last election for the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea occurred in 2012. The People’s National Congress Party won 27 seats, which was the largest share of any party.

Main candidates in the election:

  • People's National Congress Party
    • Leader: Peter Paire O'NEILL
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • National Alliance Party
    • Leader: Patrick PRUAITCH
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Papua and Niugini Union Party
    • Leader: Sam BASIL
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • United Resources Party
    • Leader: William DUMA
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Papua New Guinea Party
    • Leader: Belden NAMAH
    • Seats won in last election: 8

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,909,701
  • Registered Voters: 4,776,096 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 3,387,108
  • 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: 3
  • Human Development Index Position: 154
  • 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: 1,000,864
Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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