Sir Mekere concerned about foreign governments white-washing election rigging

Further to his comments about the domestic issues raised by the ANU Observer Report on the 2017 election, the Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, today voiced his concern about the general assessment of the 2017 election by foreign governments and organisations and their whitewashing of the rigging and corruption associated with it. He also said that in the future he would like to see all Observer reports be of greater value by making recommendations that could help reform the electoral system and process. “The ANU Report, and the report of Transparency International PNG, stand out in stark contrast to the remarks made by some foreign governments and to other observer reports

Sir Mekere renews call for election commission of inquiry

The Member for Moresby North-West, Sir Mekere Morauta, today renewed his call for a commission of inquiry into the 2017 election, following the release of a damning observer report by the Australian National University. The report is a comprehensive account of the election, based on observer teams led by Papua New Guinean experts who covered 69 electorates in all four regions with detailed studies of 44 electorates. “It is very clear from the report that the 2017 election was designed to be chaotic; it was designed to be rigged; it was designed to produce a particular result,” Sir Mekere said. “Those who must take responsibility are Peter O’Neill and Isaac Lupari, and their Chief Electoral C


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