Elections winding down in New Ireland

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 26th, 2013


ELECTIONS in New Ireland are winding down with the majority of councillors and presidents being declared.

Governor Sir Julius Chan is happy with the way the 2013 LLG elections were conducted in the province.

“This goes to prove that the LLG elections can be conducted in a timely manner,” he said.

“Taking into consideration the size of New Ireland, I am adamant that in the future New Ireland can conclude LLG elections in less than three days and aim for one-day polling.”

It is understood that he had already sent out letters of congratulations to all candidates regardless of their political affiliations.

“Let us celebrate not only your victory but also our common goal for a better New Ireland,” he said. 

“Let us all bring our different talents to the table and demonstrate that a province of 231 languages can show the country that strength lies in communicating ideas and addressing diverse interests.” 

He told voters that they would reap what they had sowed and would have to live with the result of their choices.

He said the province had made significant contributions to the nation in the past five years.

“In the past five years we have provided the rest of the country with an eye-opening example of how a province should work, of how a government can improve the lives of the people it represents,” he said.