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What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
What has limited preferential voting changed in Papua New Guinea?

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Friday 27 May 2022
12.30pm–1.30pm

Venue

Griffin Room (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom

Speaker

Dr Terence Wood and Maholopa Laveil

Contacts

Arichika Okazaki
02 6125 6805

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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.

Speakers
Dr Terence Wood
Research Fellow Development Policy Centre, ANU

Maholopa Laveil
Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Public Policy, UPNG

Co-author
Michael Kabuni
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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