Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Pacific Islands Forum election observers arrive in PNG

The first group of election observers from the Pacific Islands Forum has arrived in PNG ahead of voting, with the polling period officially beginning on Saturday.

It's led by Solomon Islands Electoral Commissioner Taeasi Sanga.

Two other groups of observers will be arriving later, to help monitor the voting process and report on possible improvements in the process once the election is over.

Ms Sanga says PNG's sheer size, geography and the remoteness of many places are a big challenge for election organisers.

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