23 Jun 2017

Rigo candidate field offers sliver of hope in PNG

From , 5:02 am on 23 June 2017

A point of difference in the candidate field in a rural Papua New Guinea district is breeding some hope for change on the eve of the national election.

PNG begins polling next week after a typically exuberant campaign period which wraps up this Friday.

As Johnny Blades reports, in the rural village belt of Central province's Rigo Open, the thirst for change is mixed with wariness about whether PNG can break a long-running cycle.