WRITS for the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) second general election were issued last Friday by the House of Representatives Speaker Andrew Miriki upon the advice of the Bougainville Electoral Commissioner Reitama Taravaru, The National reports.
This means nominations for the elections are now open and will close on April 2.
ABG President James Tanis was the first nominated candidate for the presidential seat.
Two candidates for the Atolls seat, one candidate for the Mahari seat and candidates for the Haku seats were also named.
Last Saturday, Hagogohe incumbent MP and Minister for Peace and Reconciliation Robert Hamal Sawa was nominated.
The Tsitalato seat saw the nomination of businessman Cosmas Sohia Ceetow.
Most candidates for the seats in central and south
A total of 40 seats are up for grabs in this general election.
There are 33 single constituency seats, three seats for women representatives for north, central and south