The new proposed electorates recommended by the Electoral Boundary Commission are now subjected to the National Parliament’s discretion whether or not they will be formally recognized and included in the upcoming National General Elections later this year.
Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai told PNGHausbung that the recommendations by EBC was given to the Prime Minister early this month and it will be presented in Parliament for its endorsement.
“Whenever the report will be presented in Parliament is the cabinet’s call,” Mr Sinai said.
He said from there, the parliament through its votes will either accept or reject these recommendations as stipulated under the constitution.
“I’m not going to name the proposed electorates, nor the total number of them at this time as this is now a confidential information and the government will announce that,” Mr Sinai said.
“But if the majority votes for the recommendations, then the new electorates will be enacted.”
“Whether all this will be in time or not before the upcoming 2022 National General Elections is the government’s call.”