News Alerts

24 Sep 2020 | 08:27 AM UTC

Papua New Guinea: By-election held in Goroka (Eastern Highlands province) September 24

Papua New Guinea News Alert

By-election held in Goroka (Eastern Highlands province) on September 24; potential for unrest

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Port_Moresby). COUNTRY/REGION Goroka (Eastern Highlands province), Eastern Highlands

Event

A by-election is being held in Goroka (Eastern Highlands province) on Thursday, September 24, following a dispute regarding the returns of the 2017 general election. Authorities have deployed over 200 police personnel throughout the district in order to provide security for the poll after it was postponed by a week due to concerns regarding security and the use of cameras at polling stations. The poll had already been postponed two times following concerns regarding potential irregularities.

There is a potential for unrest during and in the period following the poll. Protests and party rallies may cause localized disruptions and could lead to clashes with rival groups or security forces. 

Advice

Those in Goroka are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news