PNG electoral commissioner retires

8:30 am on 16 November 2015

The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner for the past 14 years, Sir Andrew Trawen, stepped down at the end of last week.

Sir Andrew successfully conducted two national elections - in 2007 and 2012.

The bipartisan electoral appointment committee is now in the process of appointing a new commissioner.

The Post Courier reports Sir Andrew is encouraging staff at the commission to remain focussed on preparations for the 2017 National Election.