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Papua New Guinea struggles to keep vote on track

Polling in the capital suspended, election officials arrested

AUCKLAND -- Allegations of corruption and illegality have forced the suspension of voting in parts of Papua New Guinea, including the capital Port Moresby, realizing long-held fears of trouble in the two-week-long general election.

Voting began on Saturday and ends on July 8, with 47 political parties fielding 3,332 candidates for the five-year-term 111-seat National Parliament.

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