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What just happened in PNG?!

<em>A troubling election in difficult times as Beijing creeps closer to the Pacific</em>

26 August 2022

10:15 AM

26 August 2022

10:15 AM

Papua New Guinea’s recent national election has been dubbed ‘the worst’ in its history. 

While often synonymous with lawlessness, this year’s polls were delayed due to the pandemic, before suffering from what can only be labelled in the fairest of terms as ‘administrative issues’ – voters missing from rolls, double voting, fraud, and spectacular instances of angry mobs destroying ballots.

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