PNG elections to be held in June 2017

12:45 pm on 9 February 2016

The Papua New Guinea 2017 elections have been officially announced for June.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI

Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato announced the tentative dates while awaiting government funding.

Mr Gamato said he needed nearly US$ 60 million to conduct the general election.

The newspaper, The National, said polling would start on 24 June and end 8 July.

Mr Gamato said the commission was ready for planning and the only hurdle to overcome was funding.

Mr Gamato has said the commission asked the government for nearly US$ 64 million in the 2016 budget, but was only allocated US$ 3.3 million.