Voting was suspended in the capital after three election officials werefound to be carrying over US$50,000 in cash, suspicious documents and ballot papers

Papua New Guinea’s general election has descended into chaos after voting was suspended in the capital amid accusations of bribery and faked ballot papers and the campaign in other parts of the country became violent.

Voting opened for a two week period on 24 June, but was suspended in the capital Port Moresby this week after three election officials – including the election manager for Port Moresby – were arrested by police after found to be carrying over US$50,000 in cash, suspicious documents and ballot papers already filled in.

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