National Party (Papua New Guinea)

The Papua New Guinea National Party is a political party in Papua New Guinea.

National Party
LeaderKerenga Kua [1]
PresidentDavid Yak [1]
General SecretaryDick Wama [1]
National Parliament
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It was formed in September 1969 by Thomas Kavali, Sabumei Kofikai and Siwi Kurondo when the three MPs broke away from the Compass Party. It was formally launched on 14 November 1969. (Kofikai later rejoined the Compass Party).[2][3] Paul Pora and later Iambakey Okuk were also prominent members.

At the 2002 election, the party won 3 of 109 seats. The party won 1 out of 109 seats in the 2007 General Elections.[4] It was led into the 2012 election by Simon Sanangke from outside parliament; however, the party won no seats.[5]

It is currently led by MP Kerenga Kua, who assumed the leadership in 2016 after his resignation from the National Alliance Party.[6][7]

As of May 2019, the party has 2 seats in the National Parliament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "REGISTRY OF POLITICAL PARTIES" (PDF). Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ "He was 'dropped' from the side". Papua New Guinea Post-courier. International, Australia. 19 March 1971. p. 4. Retrieved 7 March 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Woolford, Don (2013). Papua New Guinea. University of Queensland Press. p. 112.
  4. ^ This result is according to 2007 Papua New Guinean general election.
  5. ^ "Ex- CEO of NGCB is new National Party leader". PNG Post Courier. 14 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Sinasina Yongomugl MP Kua resigns from National Alliance". Loop Pacific. 14 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Party to open branches". PNG Post Courier. 15 June 2016.