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Restricting Party Hopping in Papua New Guinea’s Parliament

Pumuye, Glen Mola


This paper argues that legislative initiative is needed to control party hopping by members of parliament (MPs), especially during the constitutional period for the moving of a motion of no confidence in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates (OLIPPAC) governs political parties in PNG. In 2003, certain amendments were made to OLIPPAC to control party hopping. However, the provisions were challenged in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2021-11-12
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.25911/V5S0-Q670
Access Rights: Open Access

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