This chapter offers a security perspective on the elections in Koroba-Lake Kopiago Open electorate during the 2007 general election. It looks specifically at the challenges of conducting and securing elections in a volatile high-risk setting. It finds that the 2007 election was considerably less violent than recent general elections and this was attributable in no small part to the huge investment in security. It also finds that there is considerable room for improvement with respect to inter-agency coordination and electoral administration, and that the role of the security forces should be clarified and pre-deployment training provided to all security personnel prior to the 2012 elections.
|Title of host publication||Election 2007: The Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea|
|Editors||R J May, Ray Anere, Nicole Haley and Katherine Wheen|
|Place of Publication||Canberra Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|