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Little known Delilah Gore takes PNG by storm

TAVURVUR | The Garamut Blog

MOST OF US KNOW LITTLE about Papua New Guinea's fifth ever female MP, Delilah Gore, the first woman to be elected in the 2012 elections.

I can share that she is the former Ijivitari District Treasurer (the other electorate in Northern Province), who resigned about six months ago to contest the 2012 national election - her first attempt.

Delilah is well-respected in Sohe, is a woman of faith and is relatively well-known throughout the electorate.

I predicted that Delilah Gore would win Sohe Open on 12 July after paying close attention to the numbers, and how votes were being cast in the electorate.

What makes this win even more special is that Delilah's key voters were women. She spent those six months talking with women, and asking for their support.

This reflects the cultural context which is characteristic of Northern Province. You can link here to more background on women MPs in PNG's parliament.


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