Election 2007 : the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea

Full title: Election 2007 : the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea / edited by R.J. May [and others].
Alternative titles: Election two thousand and seven
Other authors: May, R. J. 1939-
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Summary: "Papua New Guinea's general election in 2007 attracted particular interest for several reasons. Not only did it follow what was widely acknowledged as the country's worst election ever, in 2002 (in which elections in six of the country's 109 electorates were declared to be 'failed elections'), it was the first general election to be held under a new limited preferential voting system. It also followed the first full parliamentary term under the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates, which had been introduced in 2001 in an attempt to strengthen political parties and create a greater degree of stability in the national parliament, and was the first to embrace a 'whole-of-government' approach to electoral administration, through an Interdepartmental Electoral Committee. This volume provides an analysis of the 2007 election, drawing on the work of a domestic monitoring team organized through the National Research Institute, and several visiting scholars. It addresses key issues such as voter education, electoral administration, election security, the role of political parties, women as candidates and voters, the shift to limited preferential voting, and HIV transmission, and provides detailed accounts of the election in a number of open and provincial electorates."--Citation url: http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/state-society-and-governance-in-melanesia/election-2007.
Other authors: May, R. J. 1939-
Language: English
Published: Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, ©2013.
Classmark: 324.609953
Series: State, society and governance in Melanesia (Series)
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781922144300
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