Trawen Prompted To Flag Concurrent ElectionsIn Future

The successful concurrent staging ofthe Angoram by election and LLG elections this year has setthe pace for the general and LLG elections to be conducted concurrently in future.


Electoral Commissioner Andrew Trawen said his team is reviewing this election’s reports, and recommendations will be made tothe National Executive Council.

Former NA MP’sTimothy Benga and Sani Rambi joined NA president and Aitape Lumi MP and Minister for Patrick Pruaitch and Attorney General Kerenga Kua to withnessthe return of writs to Governor General Sir Michael Ogio yesterday at government house. 


The country’s former governing partythe National Alliance baggedthe Angoram Open seat bringing its numbers up to ten.


President Patrick Pruaitch said his party will work withthe O’Neill Dion government to bring tangible development tothe people of Angoram.


The first term MP Salio Waipo said law and order is his priority.


Mr. Waipo said this problem has been hindering progress inthe electorate overthe years.

The electoral commissioner hailedthe by election a success.



This was an over expenditure of two-million kina (K2m).

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