People's Action Party (Papua New Guinea)

The People's Action Party is a right-of-centre political party in Papua New Guinea.

People's Action Party
PresidentMark Sarong [1]
SecretarySimon Bole [1]
FounderTed Diro
National Parliament
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It was founded prior to the 1987 election by former Opposition Leader Ted Diro.[2]

At the 2002 election, the party won 5 out of 109 seats in total (with 5% of the vote in total). At the 2007 election, the party won 6 seats. It supported the government of Prime Minister Michael Somare.

In October 2011, four PAP MPs, including then-leader Gabriel Kapris, defected to the Papua New Guinea Party.[3] The party won no seats at the 2012 election.[4] In July 2012, the party was reported to have "disintegrated" following the Kapris defection.[5]

The party has not received any media coverage since 2012; however, it had registered to contest the 2017 election.[6]


  1. ^ a b "REGISTRY OF POLITICAL PARTIES" (PDF). Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  2. ^ ANU ePress (2008). Political Parties in the Pacific Islands. ISBN 9781921313752.
  3. ^ "PNG Party gets new members". PNG Post Courier. 4 October 2011.
  4. ^ "NATIONAL PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS 2012". PNG Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Who is responsible?". PNG Post Courier. 30 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Total number of parties 34: Gelu". The National. 25 July 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.