Peaceful campaigning for Bougainville election

8:25 am on 8 May 2015

As Bougainville heads into a key election from Monday a leading figure in the aid community says the four weeks of campaigning have gone very peacefully.

From the 11th May until 25th May the autonomous Papua New Guinea region is holding just its third general election since the Peace Agreement was signed in 2001.

The head of the Leitana Nehan Women's Agency, Helen Hakena, says the campaigning has gone very well and there is every indication candidates will accept the outcome.

"Because there has been awareness and people have been talking about peaceful elections, so the general feeling is at this time there is nothing to be scared of, but people need to vote for quality leaders. That is the thing that everybody is talking about. Quality leadership needs to be voted for."

Bougainville readies for election

Bougainville readies for election Photo: AFP