Powes Parkop

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Powes Parkop (born 18 February 1962) is a Papua New Guinean lawyer and politician, from Manus Province.[1] A former lecturer in Law at the University of Papua New Guinea, he is the current governor of Port Moresby and the National Capital District serving for three terms. He was elected to the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in July 2007.[2] He was re-elected in September 2012.[3] In 2017, Parkop was elected again as Governor serving his third term.

In June 2010 Parkop founded the Social Democratic Party.[4]


  1. ^ "Nominations By Electorate" (PDF). PNG Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  2. ^ NCDC Archived 2010-08-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Hon. Powes Parkop, MP - National Parliament of Papua New Guinea". www.parliament.gov.pg. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  4. ^ "Port Moresby Governor launches PNG political party". Radio New Zealand International. 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-22.