PORT MORESBY – The Papua New Guinea parliament has approved the creation of seven new electorates by splitting seven existing ones in time for the elections.
This came after a majority endorsement of the Electoral Boundaries Commission Report.
The seven new electorates are:
- Delta-Fly (Western)
- Hiri-Koiari (Central)
- Popondetta (Oro)
- Nakanai (West New Britain)
- Komo-Hulia (Hela)
- Porgera Paiela (Enga)
They will be included in the national elections next month.
Prime Minister James Marape said six more electorates, including a new Motu-Koita seat, will be introduced for the 2027 elections.
Due to constitutional limitations on the creation of new electorates, only 13 were allowed to be considered.
The considerations were done based on their population and size.