27 Jul 2017

Lobbying reaches fever pitch among PNG's MPs-elect

From , 3:04 pm on 27 July 2017

Lobbying among newly elected MPs is reaching fever pitch in Papua New Guinea ahead of next week's scheduled sitting of parliament.

The deadline for the return of writs in PNG's lenghty, troubled election is tomorrow (Friday).

However, results are yet to be declared in dozens of the 111 parliament seats.

The original deadline was last Monday, but the Electoral Commissioner extended it for four days even though - with just hours remaining - dozens of seats are still to be declared.

Johnny Blades has more.

Papua New Guinea's parliament.

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