Results of the Papua New Guinean general election, 2007

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Counting of the official results of the Papua New Guinean general election to elect members of the 2007–2012 National Parliament, held from 30 June 2007 to 14 July 2007, was largely completed by 6 August, the deadline for the return of writs. Counting in two seats was delayed for a further few days due to court challenges. The previous deadline was 30 July,[1] but this was extended due to delays caused by bad weather and disruption of counting by some candidates and scrutineers.[2]

The new Parliament first sat on Monday 13 August, electing Jeffrey Nape as Speaker and Sir Michael Somare as Prime Minister.[3][4]


e • d Summary of the 30 June–14 July 2007 National Parliament of Papua New Guinea election results
Party Seats +/–
Elected After party changes
National Alliance Party 27 30 +11
Papua New Guinea Party 8 +8
People's Action Party 6 +1
Pangu Party 5 –1
People's Democratic Movement 5 –7
United Resources Party 5 +4
People's Progress Party 4 5 –3
New Generation Party 4 +4
People's National Congress Party 4 5 +3
People's Party 3 +3
Rural Development Party 4 +4
Melanesian Liberal Party 2 +2
People's Labour Party 2 –2
PNG Country Party 2 +1
United Party 2 –1
Melanesian Alliance Party 1 –2
National Advance Party 1 +1
Pipol First Party 1 –1
PNG Labour Party 1 ±0
PNG National Party 1 –2
PNG Conservative Party 1 0 ±0
Independents 20 16 –1
Total (turnout %) 109  

Results by province[edit]

Flag of Central Province PNG.svg Central Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Central Provincial Alphonse Moroi (Independent) Alphonse Moroi (RDP) [5]
Abau Open Puka Temu (NA) Puka Temu (NA) [6]
Goilala Open Fabian Inne (PLP) Mathew Poia (NA) [2]
Kairuku-Hiri Open Moi Avei (MA) Paru Aihi (PNGP) [7]
Rigo Open Anderson Vele (Independent) Ano Pala (NA) [8]

Flag of Eastern Highlands.svg Eastern Highlands Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Eastern Highlands Provincial Malcolm Smith Kela (Independent) Malcolm Smith Kela (Independent) [9]
Daulo Open Ben Kiagi (UP) Kondo Patrick (PLP) [7]
Goroka Open Bire Kimisopa (UP) Thompson Harokaqveh (PANGU) [9]
Henganofi Open Tota Bun (CDP) Ferao Orimyo (PNGP) [9]
Kainantu Open Yuntuvi Bao (PAP) Sai Beseo (PP) [7]
Lufa Open Yawa Silupa (NA) Yawa Silupa (NA) [2]
Obura-Wonenara Open John Koigiri (PNC) John Boito (PDM) [9]
Okapa Open Tom Amukele (NA) Bonny Oveyara (PPP) [9]
Unggai-Bena Open Benny Allan (URP) Benny Allan (URP) [9]

Flag of East New Britain.svg East New Britain Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
East New Britain Provincial Leo Dion (NA) Leo Dion (NA) [9][10]
Gazelle Open Sinai Brown (NA) Malakai Tabar (MLP) [9]
Kokopo Open Rabbie Namaliu (PANGU) Patrick Tammur (Independent) [9][11]
Pomio Open Paul Tiensten (PPP) Paul Tiensten (NA) [9][12]
Rabaul Open Allan Marat (PPP) Allan Marat (MLP) [9][13]

East Sepik Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
East Sepik Provincial Michael Somare (NA) Michael Somare (NA) [14]
Ambunti-Dreikikir Open Tony Aimo (PAP) Tony Aimo (PAP) [15]
Angoram Open Arthur Somare (NA) Arthur Somare (NA) [6]
Maprik Open Gabriel Kapris (PAP) Gabriel Kapris (PAP) [15]
Wewak Open Kimson Kare (PNC) Jim Simatab (Independent) [15]
Wosera-Gaui Open Gallus Yumbui (PMC) (suspended from office) [16] Ronald Asik (PAP) [17]
Yangoru-Saussia Open Peter Waranaka (NA) Peter Waranaka (NA) [6]

Enga Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Enga Provincial Peter Ipatas (PP) Peter Ipatas (PP) [7]
Kandep Open Don Polye (NA) Don Polye (NA) [18]
Kompiam-Ambum Open Dickson Maki (PP) John Pundari (NAP) [15]
Lagaip-Porgera Open Kappa Yarka (PP) Philip Kikala (NA) [2]
Wabag Open Sam Abal (NA) Sam Abal (NA) [19]
Wapenamanda Open Miki Kaeok (NA) Miki Kaeok (NA) [6]

Gulf Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Gulf Provincial Chris Haiveta (Independent) Havila Kavo (PNC) [20]
Kerema Open Ekis Ropenu (PLP) Pitom Bombom (Independent) [7]
Kikori Open Mark Maipakai (NA) Mark Maipakai (NA) [21]

Flag of Madang.svg Madang Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Madang Provincial Peter Barter (NA) (retired) [22] Arnold Amet (NA) [23]
Bogia Open John Hickey (NA) John Hickey (NA) [9]
Madang Open Alois Kingsley (Independent) (contested Madang Provincial seat in 2007 election) [9] Buka Malai (Independent) [24]
Middle Ramu Open Ben Semri (PAP) Ben Semri (PAP) [7]
Rai Coast Open James Yali (Independent) James Yali (Independent) [25] (election nullified on 13 August 2007 — see James Yali affair)

10–16 November 2007 by-election: Niuro Toko Sapia (elected as independent, then joined NA)

Sumkar Open Mathew Gubag (Independent) Ken Fairweather (Independent) [26]
Usino-Bundi Open Peter Yama (PLP) (contested Madang Provincial seat in 2007 election) [9] Samson Kuli (PP) [27]

Flag of Manus.svg Manus Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Manus Provincial Jacob Jumogot (PDM) Michael Sapau (RDP) [9]
Manus Open Charlie Benjamin (APP) (dismissed from office) [28] Job Pomat (PNC) [9]

Flag of Milne Bay.svg Milne Bay Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Milne Bay Provincial Tim Neville (Independent) John Luke Crittin (Independent) [2][6]
Alotau Open Isaac Taitibe (Independent) Charles Abel (Independent) [6]
Esa'ala Open Moses Maladina (RDP) Moses Maladina (RDP) [9]
Kiriwina-Goodenough Open Brian Pulayasi (PNC) Jack Cameron (PDM) [27]
Samarai-Murua Open Gordon Wesley (Independent) Gordon Wesley (Independent) [27]

Morobe Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Morobe Provincial Luther Wenge (PFP) Luther Wenge (PFP) [29]
Bulolo Open John Muingnepe (PDM) Sam Basil (PPP) [6]
Finschhafen Open Guao Zurenouc (Independent) Theo Zurenouc (elected as Independent[6] then joined PPP[30])
Huon Gulf Open Sasa Zibe (NA) Sasa Zibe (NA) [26]
Kabwum Open Bob Dadae (UP) Bob Dadae (UP) [26]
Lae Open Bart Philemon (NA) Bart Philemon (NGP) [31]
Markham Open Andrew Baing (PPP) (dismissed from office) [32] Koni Iguan (PLP) [26]
Menyamya Open Teta Geoka (NA) Benjamin Philip (RDP) [6]
Nawae Open Wesley Zurenuc (NA) Timothy Bonga (Independent) [6]
Tewai-Siassi Open Mao Zeming (PDM) Vincent Michaels (Independent) [26]

Flag of NCD.svg National Capital District[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
National Capital District Provincial Wari Vele (NA) Powes Parkop (Independent) [26]
Moresby North-East Open Casper Wollom (NA) Andrew Mald (Independent) [6]
Moresby North-West Open Mekere Morauta (PNGP) Mekere Morauta (PNGP) [33]
Moresby South Open Carol Kidu (MA) Carol Kidu (MA) [34]

Flag of New Ireland.svg New Ireland Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
New Ireland Provincial Ian Ling-Stuckey (PANGU) Julius Chan (PPP) [6][35]
Kavieng Open Martin Aini (PANGU) Martin Aini (PANGU) [26]
Namatanai Open Byron Chan (PPP) Byron Chan (PPP) [27]

North Solomons (Bougainville) Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Bougainville Provincial Leo Hanette (NA) Fidelis Semoso (Independent) [2]
Central Bougainville Open Samuel Akoitai (URP) Jim Miringtoro (PDM) [36]
North Bougainville Open James Togel (NA) Michael Ogio (PDM) [7]
South Bougainville Open Michael Laimo (NA) Michael Laimo (NA) [26]

Oro (Northern) Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Northern Provincial Bani Hoivo (PLP) Suckling Tamanabae (UP) [17]
Ijivitari Open Cecilking Doruba (PANGU) David Arore (Independent) [6]
Sohe Open Peter Oresi (PNC) (contested Northern Provincial seat in 2007 election) [9] Anthony Nene (PNC) [17]

Flag of Chimbu.svg Simbu (Chimbu) Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Simbu Provincial Peter Launa (URP) John Garia (PNGP) [37]
Chuave Open Jim Nomane (PCP) Jim Nomane (PCP) [38]
Gumine Open Nick Kuman (PNC) Lucas Dekena (NA) [17]
Karimui-Nomane Open Posi Menai (PAP) Posi Menai (PAP) [17]
Kerowagi Open Alphonse Willie (NA) Guma Wau (URP) [17]
Kundiawa Open Mathew Siune (PNGP) Joe Mek Teine (PNGNP) [17]
Sinasina-Yonggamugl Open Jeffrey Nape (NA) Jeffrey Nape (NA) [2]

Southern Highlands Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Southern Highlands Provincial Nipa Yawari (PCP) Anderson Agiru (URP) [39]
Ialibu-Pangia Open Peter O'Neill (PNC) Peter O'Neill (PNC) [27]
Imbonggu Open Timothy Tala (NA) Francis Awesa (PNGP) [6]
Kagua-Erave Open David Basua (NA) James Lagea (elected as PNGCP [7] then joined NA)[40]
Komo-Margarima Open Balus Libe (PLP) Francis Potape (NGP) [41]
Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open John Kekeno (PAP) John Kekeno (PAP) [7]
Mendi Open Michael Nali (PPP) (contested Southern Highlands Provincial seat in 2007 election) [9] Isaac Joseph (NGP) [2]
Nipa-Kutubu Open Robert Kopaol (Independent) Philemon Embel (PANGU) [7]
Tari Open Tom Tomiape (RDP) James Marape (NA) [7]

Sandaun (West Sepik) Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
West Sepik Provincial Carlos Yuni (Independent) Simon Solo (NA) [7]
Aitape-Lumi Open Patrick Pruaitch (NA) Patrick Pruaitch (NA) [42]
Nuku Open Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU) Andrew Kumbakor (PANGU) [43]
Telefomin Open Atimeng Buhupe (NA) Peter Iwei (PDM) [6]
Vanimo-Green River Open Philip Inou (PAP) Belden Namah (NA) [6]

Flag of Western Province PNG.svg Western Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Western Provincial Bob Danaya (PNGLP) Bob Danaya (PNGLP) [9]
Middle Fly Open Roy Biyama (URP) Roy Biyama (URP) [7]
North Fly Open Martin Tabi (PNC) Boka Kondra (elected as Independent[7] then joined PNC[44])
South Fly Open Conrad Haoda (PNC) Sali Subam (NA) [9]

Flag of Western Highlands.svg Western Highlands Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
Western Highlands Provincial Paias Wingti (PDM) Tom Olga (Independent) [45]
Angalimp-South Wahgi Open Jamie Maxtone-Graham (PCP) Jamie Maxtone-Graham (PCP) [46]
Baiyer-Mul Open Kuri Kingal (PDM) Sani Rambi (NA) [7][47]
Dei Open Melchior Pep (RDP) Puri Ruing (PNGP) [46]
Hagen Open William Duma (URP) William Duma (URP) [7]
Jimi Open Francis Kunai (PNP) Waka Goi (PNGP) [47]
North Wahgi Open Michael Kal (PNP) Benjamin Mul (PNGP) [48]
Tambul-Nebilyer Open Mark Anis (PDM) Benjamin Poponawa (elected as Independent then joined NA)[49]

Flag of West New Britain.svg West New Britain Province[edit]

Electorate Previous member (party) 2007 winner (party)
West New Britain Provincial Clement Nakmai (PHP) Peter Humphreys (NA) [26]
Kandrian-Gloucester Open David Sui (PNC) Tony Puana (NGP) [50]
Talasea Open John Vulupundi (Independent) Francis Marus (PANGU) [26]

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