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The Joint Security Operation in Papua New Guinea’s Western Province will see more than 100 Defence Force troops assisting in the two-week general election that began on Saturday.
“These soldiers will come from the Weam Border operations of Western Province,” Western Province Elections Manager Max Paul said yesterday, reports EMTV News.
The rolling elections go into the third day this morning.
“We have over 100 polling teams,” Paul said.
Polling materials for the province were ready with most having been delivered by air and dinghy through the many river systems in the province.
“There has been little security concerns during the campaign period, and we hope that this will continue throughout the polling and counting days,” Paul said.
The three electorates in the province are North Fly Open, Middle Fly Open, and South Fly Open.