31 Jul 2017

PNG political landscape still fluid as crucial vote approaches

From , 3:04 pm on 31 July 2017

As Papua New Guinea's lengthy election draws to a close, it's still not clear if results in all seats will be finalised by the time parliament sits this week.

With only around 80 of parliament's 111 seats declared, the electoral commissioner Patilias Gamato on Friday went to Government House to return the election writs.

The Governor-General subsequently invited the incumbent prime minister Peter O'Neill to form government, sparking outrage.

Johnny Blades has been covering the election and joins me, does this mean the People's National Congress has won the election?

Papua New Guinea's parliament.

Papua New Guinea's parliament. Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades