11 May 2015

Forum sends election monitors to Bougainville

4:45 pm on 11 May 2015

A Pacific Islands Forum team is among the observers for the Bougainville elections that got underway this morning.

The poll in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region lasts for two weeks.

The Forum team is headed by Fiji's election supervisor Mohammed Saneem and includes his Vanuatu counterpart, John Killion Taleo.

Other monitors have come from New Zealand, Australia, Japan, France and the United Kingdom.

Bougainville readies for election

Bougainvilleans go to the polls this week. Photo: AFP