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Social media's impact on Papua New Guinea's elections

Social media's impact on Papua New Guinea's elections

Updated 4 July 2012, 22:07 AEST

Early counting in the Papua New Guinea general election shows independent candidates faring better than any individual party.

Early results are available in only twelve of the 111 seats, but independents are leading in four of those, while Prime Minister O'Neill's party is leading in three.

And the polls have been called an historic one for PNG, for many reasons - including the use of social media.

Blogs, Facebook and Twitter are making an impact in the way Papua New Guineans involve themselves in the political process.

Correspondent: Nasya Bahfen

Speaker:Emmanuel Narakobi administrator of the Masalai blog and SharpTalk facebook group

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