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Papua New Guinea has three female MPs after Julie Soso won the Eastern Highlands Regional seat in the general election.

Ms Soso becomes PNG’s first woman MP from the Highlands Region and the second ever female governor.

It’s the second successful female candidate in this election for the Triumph Heritage Empowerment party whose Delilah Gore won the Sohe Open seat in Oro province.

The other female win in this election was by Loujaya Toni in Lae Open.

Before this election, PNG had only had four female MPs.

One of them, the recently retired MP Dame Carol Kidu, says having three female MPs to emerge from the general election is a massive victory for women.

 

Read the complete story at Radio New Zealand International, published 6 August 2012.

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