August 17, 2022
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Papua New Guinea to head to polls amid election violence fears

Election-related deaths plague lead-up to voting day in election closely watched by China and Australia

Papua New Guinea is heading to the polls on Monday and there are fears the vote could be more violent than the 2017 elections, in which more than 200 people died.

Violence has plagued the lead-up to the vote. Local media reports that through May and the campaign period, there have been 28 election-related deaths, several injuries, an assassination attempt on a possible candidate, the shooting of an election official and burning of five vehicles.

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