What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?
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Limited preferential voting (LPV) was introduced in the wake of the 2002 general elections in Papua New Guinea. Twenty years on and three general elections later, this presentation reports on new research examining LPV’s impact on electoral processes and outcomes, as well as governance more generally. Although the research found little evidence of large changes — either positive or negative — stemming from the shift in electoral systems, there is evidence of smaller benefits and costs, as well as tantalising hints of possible future potential.
Dr Terence Wood
Research Fellow Development Policy Centre, ANU
Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG
PhD candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU
This presentation is based on a recent Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 101, ‘What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?’
The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.
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