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PNG MPs stripped off powers as of today, Caretaker government to be announced
7:52 pm GMT+12, 19/04/2017, Papua New Guinea

As of today, all sitting members of Papua New Guinea Parliament are stripped off their powers as they contest the June elections.
 
A caretaker cabinet will be announced by the Governor-General today to take the government into election.
 
The caretaker government normally consists of departmental heads.
 
Meanwhile, Governor-General Bob Dadae will pre-sign the 111 Writs at Government House, Konedobu.      
 
The GG will pre-sign 88 open seats' instruments/writs and continue with the 22 provincial seats' instruments.
 
When the Writs are issued, the nomination period of seven days will start for intending candidates.
 
The nomination period will close at 4pm on April 27.
 
Eight weeks of campaign will run from April 20 – June 23.
 
Polling will be held from June 24 – July 8, followed by the counting period.
 
Return of Writs of the election must be before July 24.


SOURCE: LOOP PNG/PACNEWS


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