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The Election of Josephine Getsi - Making Political History in Bougainville

Baker, Kerryn; Oppermann, Thiago Cintra


In May–June 2015, the third Bougainville election since the establishment of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) was held. The ABG, inaugurated in 2005, is a result of the peace agreement that ended the decade-long Bougainville conflict in 2001. There was a great deal of interest in the 2015 election within Bougainville and internationally, as it marked the beginning of a fiveyear window during which the peace agreement mandates that a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/5f2006070238d
Access Rights: Open Access


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