Papua New Guinean general election, 1997

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General elections were held in Papua New Guinea between 14 and 28 June 1997.[1] The result was a victory for the People's Progress Party, which won 16 of the 109 seats, despite receiving fewer votes than the National Alliance Party. Voter turnout was 66.0%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Alliance Party 288,965 6.5 6 New
People's Progress Party 288,634 6.5 16 +6
Pangu Party 237,028 5.3 13 -9
People's Democratic Movement 197,331 4.4 8 -7
People's Action Party 182,845 4.1 4 -9
Melanesian Alliance Party 81,303 1.8 5 -4
United Party 77,917 1.8 3 +3
National Party 16,009 0.4 1 -1
Other parties 351,347 7.9 17 -
Independents 2,738,520 61.4 36 +6
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 2,244,531 100 109 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

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