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Papua New Guinea: Elections

Islandbaby describes the dynamics of voting in Papua New Guinea. “So the result is that people, as extensions of familial and tribal groups, vote in context rather than on perspective and what comes out are unrealistic expectations which appear to have very little to do with the job of political governance, let alone good governance, let alone democratic governance.” The blogger holds out hope for the future with the addition of more younger voters and communications technologies like the mobile phone.

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