14 May 2018

Call to return PNG to First Past the Post analysed

From , 5:04 am on 14 May 2018

An Australian political scientist says there is merit in Papua New Guinea having a discussion on a return to a First-Past-The-Post voting system.

The Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said in March he wanted to go back to FPP, saying the Limted Preferential Voting system the country has used in the past 3 general elections is increasingly costly and requires lengthy counting periods.

A research fellow at the Australia National University's Department of Pacific Affairs, Kerryn Baker, has studied the LPV system and Don Wiseman asked her what she though of the prime minister's idea.

Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea. Photo: RNZI