30 Jan 2017

Preparation for PNG polls on track: Electoral Commissioner

From , 6:03 am on 30 January 2017

Preparations for Papua New Guinea's general elections this year are on track, according to Electoral Commissioner Patilius Gamato.

Mr Gamato has been under increasing pressure from opposition MPs over some late changes to the electoral system, but denies he has been influenced by the government.

PNG is due to for its five-yearly elections in late June, but numerous intending candidates have claimed that the common roll is rife with errors.

However Mr Gamato told Johnny Blades that efforts to cleanse and update PNG's unwieldy roll are progressing well.