Papua New Guinean general election, 1977
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General elections were held in Papua New Guinea between 18 June and 9 July 1977. They were the first election since independence from Australia in 1975. The result was a victory for the Pangu Party, which won 40 of the 109 seats. Voter turnout was 60.3%.
There were ten women candidates in total, and three - Nahau Rooney, Waliyato Clowes and Josephine Abaijah - were elected. As of 2009, there have never been as many women in the Papua New Guinean Parliament as during the 1977-1982 legislature.
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|Source: Nohlen et al., IPU|