Dumarinu has increased his lead over the next group of candidates – Tsiamalili, Raivet, and Semoso – to 11,000. Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, is starting to build a substantial lead after count 206 in the presidential vote. And with 25 candidates in the race there are many thousands of those. Bougainville Presidential Election Updates : Toroama clears lead 9/20/2020 Bougainville News , Headlines , PNG News Counting for the Bougainville Presidential seat is progressing well with only six candidates left in the race. Get the latest news coverage, live stream video, and photos on the 2020 Presidential Election. 440 candidates were contesting the 40 seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives, including 25 competing to be President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. A big thanks to the other presidential candidates and those who contested for the Autonomous Bougainville Government seats. His body bears the marks of many hard fought battles. December 15, 2020; Mr Speaker, this is the 4th Meeting of the Bougainville House of Representatives since the inauguration. She is re-contesting in 2020 along with at least 15 other women in the open seats, another record number and a positive sign – along with the two women running for the presidency – of women candidates becoming more visible and active in the ‘open’ political contests. Papua New Guinea: In presidential elections in Bougainville held from August 12 to September 1, Ishmael Toroama wins with 61.4% of the vote against 38.6% for Simon Dumarinu after the final elimination of other candidates. The 2020 presidential and parliamentary election saw 440 candidates contesting the 40 seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives. President Toroama, 51, is of course a well-known and respected figure in Bougainville as the strength of his election victory demonstrates in defeating 24 other candidates and finishing more than 18,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival Father Simon Dumarinu. The 98 per cent vote is already given and will advantage the candidates from within Bougainville because of their familiarity with the evolution and implementation of Bougainville Peace agreement. Seven candidates initially participated in the May 21 elections with the MEC declaring incumbent President Peter Mutharika as the winner of the elections with 38 per cent of the vote, while Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera garnered 35 per cent. Bougainville's youth pursue break from bloody past at presidential vote Back to video For Bougainville’s younger “lost generation,” who grew up either under or in the shadow of a bloody 10-year civil war, it gives them a chance to break from the past and … In parliamentary elections, 39 nonpartisan members are elected. Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, is starting to build a substantial lead after count 206 in the presidential vote. Article Views : 0. Bougainville's youth pursue break from bloody past at presidential vote By Jonathan Barrett 8/11/2020 Free speech, gun rights on collision course in United States, some legal experts say ... Toroama defeated 24 other candidates … Toroama, who defeated 24 other presidential candidates, is a strategic choice. Of the presidential candidates, regionalism is likely to influence voter behaviour mainly on grounds of familiarity rather than on political platform. The new government will negotiate the outcome of the 2019 Bougainvillean … Bougainville’s 250,000 strong population has a median age of just 20, a demographic that’s likely bad news for the ex-combatants among the open field of 25 candidates … Bougainville News Alert : President Toroama reports on 100-days progress : December 15, 2020; Bougainville News : Reflections of memory and reality , there is rhyme, reason and ritual to hunting, gathering and fishing. Toroama is sworn in on September 25. The Bougainvillean presidential election of 2010 was held in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea.The presidential contest was part of the overall general election on the island.Voting began on May 7, 2010, and ended May 24, 2010. 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