3 Jul 2017

Controversy mars first half of polling in PNG election

From , 5:04 am on 3 July 2017

Halfway through its designated polling period, Papua New Guinea's national election has become mired in controversy.

Polling in the election, which began last Saturday, is scheduled for two weeks.

Wild flaws and omissions in the electoral roll, delayed polling and claims of ballot paper tampering have dominated the early phase of polling.

Johnny Blades reports.

Polling booth PNG election 2017

Polling booth PNG election 2017 Photo: RNZI/ Johnny Blades