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Eastern Highlands first women politician

Julie Soso – First Highlands Female elected into Parliament.

Another history has been created yesterday with the declaration of Julie Soso as Governor for the Eastern Highlands province.

She is the first female to be elected into parliament from the Highlands region. After several attempts, Soso debut’s into PNG politics as governor, quite an accomplishment.

A former radio personality with NBC’s Karai blong Kumul in Goroka, Mrs. Soso is from Asaroyufa village, Goroka district.

Soso’s declaration is historic for PNG, as parliament will for the first time, have 3 women MP’s at one time.

She is the seventh women to be elected into parliament. Soso will join the other two female MPs – Delilah Gore (Sohe open) and Loujaya Toni (Lae Open) in the next parliament sit.

Soso won with 119, 606 votes followed by Sir Barry Holloway with 111,476.

Meantime, former Kumuls player Noah Kool was also declared today as Chimbu governor-elect.

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