Thursday, April 05, 2012

MPs vote for deferral of 2012 elections!

Update from Parliament: 63 MPs have voted for deferral of 2012 elections, 11 MPs against!
Time for a people power revolution?

NBC Radio reports:  Parliament has passed a motion to defer the national elections for six months.
Minster Assisting the Prime Minister on Constitutional Matters, Wake Goi moved the motion after lengthy debate on the issue.
He told parliament there's a budget shortfall of 60-million-Kina, the preliminary rolls for public inspections are not ready, and security is also not in order.
63 M-P's voted in favor of the motion and 11 voted against.
An absolute majority of 55 M-P's was needed to pass the motion.
The Electoral Commissioner will be asked to advice the Governor General to fix the new dates accordingly.
Mr. Andrew Trawen (Electoral Commissioner)  is currently in a closed door meeting.


  1. Now that is worse. PNG needs to rise up against the 63 MPs.

  2. Anonymous4:14 PM

    Motion is void ab initio. Parliament has no power under the Constitution to defer election. Without Electoral Commisioner's recommendation the motion is defective and void. File for judicial review now EC, OC and any sensible authority out there!

  3. Anonymous5:14 PM

    The Judiciary has had its balls removed by the new Act introduced yesterday. There will be no Judicial Review and no changing of the government's mind. Welcome to the Republic of Papua New Guinea and prepare to bow down to its new President, General Belden Namah.