Bougainville observers say vote count transparent

1:36 pm on 15 June 2015

The international group which observed the just completed elections in Bougainville say the vote counting process was conducted with integrity.

The observers came from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, the European Union and the United States.

Bougainville elections

Bougainville elections Photo: Supplied

In a statement at the completion of their time in the Papua New Guinea region, the group has reiterated that the polling went peacefully and that they witnessed a counting process done with integrity.

They say the presence of candidate scrutineers, domestic and international observers, and the general public strengthened the transparency of the counting process.

A number of unsuccessful candidates are expected to take challenges to the Court of Disputed Returns but the acting Electoral Commissioner, George Manu, says he is completely satisfied with the way his officials conducted the poll.

Meanwhile President John Momis's new government is being sworn in today.

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