- Papua New Guinea
- Independent State of Papua New Guinea
- Region: Asia & Pacific
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Peter O'NEIL
- Assembly: Papua New Guinea has a unicameral National Parliament with 109 seats.
* The Queen is represented by the governor general Michael OGIO.
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
- The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
- In the National Parliament 109 members are elected through an alternative voting system to serve 5-year terms.***
*** 89 members are elected from open electorates and 20 from provincial electorates.
- Population: 6,310,129 (July 2012 est.)
- Parliamentary - June 23, 2012
First Round - June 30, 2007
- Parliamentary - June 15, 2002
Source: Election Guide
Saturday, June 23, 2012 (All day) to Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (All day)
Papua New Guinea