Papua New Guinean general election, 1987

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General elections were held in Papua New Guinea between 13 June and 4 July 1987.[1] The result was a victory for the Pangu Party, which won 27 of the 109 seats. Voter turnout was 76.0%.

There were eighteen women candidates in total. None were elected, leading to the first all-male National Parliament in Papua New Guinea's history.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Pangu Party 408,082 14.9 27 -34
People's Democratic Movement 298,715 10.9 26 New
People's Progress Party 168,280 6.4 10 -3
Melanesian Alliance Party 153,611 5.6 7 +1
National Party 135,761 5.0 10 -9
League for National Advancement 132,001 4.8 3 New
People's Action Party 87,836 3.2 14 New
United Party 87,243 3.2 2 -4
Morobe Independent Group 60,922 2.2 4 New
Papua Party 34,636 1.3 3 0
Papua Besena 17,122 0.6 0 –3
Country Party 10,743 0.4 0 New
Other parties 19,603 0.7 0 -
Independents 1,117,635 40.9 0 0
Vacant - - 3 -
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 1,355,477 100 109 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p770 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Sepoe, Orovu, "To make a difference: Realities of women’s participation in Papua New Guinea politics", Development Bulletin, no. 59, 2002, p.40. (Electronic version)

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