|Contributions||Polynesian Society (N.Z.)|
|LC Classifications||MLCM 87/7192 (J)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||54 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||54|
|LC Control Number||87460483|
New Guinea's first national election: a symposium by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (Book) New Guinea: what I did and what I saw by Luigi Maria D'Albertis (Book). Report, first national general elections for the National Parliament by Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (Book) Annual report of the Papua New Guinea Superannuation Board by Papua New Guinea (). voting for new Natl Assembly begins. Full text is unavailable for this digitized archive article. Subscribers may view the full text of this article in its original form through TimesMachine. Papua New Guinea is currently in the midst of its eighth post-independence national election. The elections were due to conclude last week, but have dragged on .
Electoral system. The members of the National Assembly are elected by a mixed member system; 38 are elected from single-member constituencies based on the 33 prefectures and five communes of Conakry by first-past-the-post voting, whilst the other 76 are elected from a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation. The first free and fair elections in Guinea’s history took place only in However, political parties missed the opportunity to alter the political structure in place in the country. As a result, the political system remains characterized by unilateralism, corruption and predation. Political parties were legalized in , and Guinea’s first multiparty elections, in which Conté was elected president, were held in Conté was reelected in and (A national referendum in amended the constitution to extend the presidential term from five to seven years and to allow for unlimited presidential terms.). Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, who first won power in , is also seeking re-election, having argued that a new constitution in reset . Papua New Guinea - Papua New Guinea - The colonial period: Malay and possibly Chinese traders took spoils and some slaves from western New Guinea for hundreds of years. The first European visitor may have been Jorge de Meneses, who possibly landed on the island in –27 while en route to the Moluccas. The first European attempt at colonization was made in by Lieut. John Hayes, a. Guinea's top court on Saturday confirmed President Alpha Conde's victory in last month's election, rejecting accusations of fraud and handing him a . Guinea’s opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo declared Monday, without waiting for official results, that he had won a presidential election against incumbent Alpha Conde, who .