Assessing the shift to limited preferential voting in Papua New Guinea: Money politics

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Nicole Haley, Kerry Zubrinich

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In this, the second in a series of In Briefs considering the success or otherwise of the 2002 reforms to Papua New Guinea's Organic Law on National and Local-Level Government Elections, we examine the extent to which the introduction of limited preferential voting (LPV) has influenced local political culture, particularly with respect to money politics. In doing so, we draw on the findings of the 2007 and 2012 domestic observation reports (Haley and Anere 2009; Haley and Zubrinich 2013). LPV was introduced in the hope elections would become more peaceful and would see the election of members of parliament with wider and more representative mandates.

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