​Candidates’ numbers expected to decrease

​The updating of candidates’ lists contesting the 2017 National Election is expected to decrease after finalisation of data this week.

PNG Electoral Commission media officer, Alphonse Muapi, said all details must be correct before PNGEC releases the final listing.  

He said the accurate information will be used to print candidates’ posters, which will be used by voters to identify them when casting their votes.

The number of candidates contesting the general election this year has been reduced from 3,332 after the nomination period, to 3,324.

Muapi said two candidates had died; one candidate from Enga Province was ruled ineligible to run for public office because he was a serving prisoner, and updated listing of candidate numbers from Manus Province.

Charles Yapumi