PNG Conservative Party

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PNG Conservative Party
Founded 2007
Dissolved 2015
Ideology Conservatism

The PNG Conservative Party was a political party in Papua New Guinea.

It was established in January 2007 by Southern Highlands Governor Hami Yawari.[1] It pledged to reduce all forms of taxes, implement free education from elementary level to university, and give K5 million each year to all 89 districts.[2][3] In June 2007, Morobe Province candidates publicly complained that the party had failed to pay for campaign expenses.[4]

Yawari was defeated at the 2007 election, although new candidate James Lagea was elected in Kagua-Erave Open.[5] Lagea defected to the National Alliance Party upon his election.[6]

The party remained formally registered for the 2012 election, but won no seats. It was deregistered in 2015.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yawari plans new political party". PNG Post Courier. 29 December 2006. 
  2. ^ "Home news". PNG Post Courier. 5 January 2007. 
  3. ^ "Yawari promises K5m to districts". PNG Post Courier. 21 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Candidates protest snub by leader". PNG Post Courier. 26 June 2007. 
  5. ^ "Yawari loses to Agiru". PNG Post Courier. 6 August 2007. 
  6. ^ Nicholas, Isaac. "MoA to govern". The National, August 6, 2007.
  7. ^ "41 parties registered". PNG Post Courier. 13 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2012". PNG Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Political parties cancelled". PNG Post Courier. 20 August 2015.