September 21, 2020. Ishmael Toroama KEITH JACKSON MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE NOOSA – The nineteenth elimination count in the Bougainville presidential election was completed this afternoon with the candidate who has led throughout, Ishmael Toroama, maintaining a significant lead. [1] Prior to the election, 1,212 candidates filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for president. The 2020 presidential and parliamentary election was held in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville between 12 August and 1 September 2020. On Monday, President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal. Simon Dumarinu with 25, 863 votes. Mr Tanis, who was in power from 2008 to 2010, says he is one of the few political leaders still alive who was involved in negotiating the Peace Agreement 20 years ago. Live democratic and republican delegate counts, caucuses and primary results by state. 2020 Presidential General Election State Candidates List. 03 Sep 2020. [6] Several other officers are under investigation. View an alternate. David Apasera will be contesting the 2020 presidential polls on the ticket of the People’s National Congress having been elected flagbearer a little over a month ago. 021020. Other candidates include Fidelis Semoso, who served in the national PNG parliament, lawyer Paul Nerau and businessman and former sports … Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander, Ishmael Toroama, is starting to build a substantial lead after count 206 in the presidential vote. Polling has just wrapped up in Bougainville for a milestone election on the road to potentially becoming the world’s newest independent nation. The two leading candidates in Ghana's presidential election said on Tuesday they are confident of victory based on their own tallies, as the schedule for … On the Republican side, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are seeking re-election to another four-year term. Six candidates are to contest the regional seat made vacant when Joe Lera resigned to contest the Bougainville presidency. President Ishmael Toroama says that the simplicity of being responsible in society goes a long way to contributing to social and political … See election results, a county-by-county map and more for the Iowa Presidential election on Nov. 3, 2020. The defense budget has been an issue of great contention among all presidential candidates in 2020. CANBERRA, Australia, Sep 29 2020 (IPS) - Ishmael Toroama, a former revolutionary leader and fighter during the decade long civil war which engulfed the remote islands of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the 1990s, has been elected the autonomous region’s new President ahead of high-level talks about its political future. [1] 440 candidates were contesting the 40 seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives, including 25 competing to be President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. This is the biggest number of candidates contesting in a Bougainville election since the Autonomous Bougainville Government was established in 2005. By contrast, the leading opposition presidential candidate, Tundu Lissu, a mere 13 percent, down from 40 percent for the lead 2015 candidate, Edward Lowassa. Meanwhile, Mr Lera said he planned to resign as an MP in order to contest the Bougainville regional elections as a candidate for president of the autonomous government. You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. At the end of filing of nominations, 17 aspirants filed for the 2020 presidential race. Following an almost unanimous 97.7 percent referendum vote in November of last year for Independence from PNG, the people of Bougainville returned to the polls last month to decide on a new government. Bougainville's former president James Tanis is entering the contest to replace John Momis. For good reason, the candidates named by American's main two parties—Democrat and Republican—receive the lion's share of attention. Image: NRI/RNZ. Source: www.ghanaweb.com 2020-11-05 Election 2020: Here are the profiles of all 12 presidential candidates Elections are held under the instant-runoff voting system, with voters classifying exactly three candidates. A record 22 candidates face off in Peru’s presidential election Former national team goalkeeper is currently the favorite with 18% support Late last year, a referendum on self-determination resulted in a huge majority (97.7%) in favour of independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Look for more election-related stories in the next few weeks.) Toroama is still more than 13,000 votes ahead of the second-placed candidate Fr Simon Dumarinu, while former Bougainville president James Tanis found himself eliminated. Portions of the EC statement said: "The General Public is informed that the Presidential ballot paper for the 2020 General Election has twelve (12) candidates. For complete coverage of each campaign, click a portrait. Voting would be for one day for the entire region. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. The 98 per cent vote is already given and will advantage the candidates from within Bougainville because of their familiarity with the evolution and implementation of Bougainville Peace agreement. Who are the 2020 presidential candidates? Get the latest news coverage, live stream video, and photos on the 2020 Presidential Election. 25 candidates are contesting the presidency, including former President James Tanis, former soldier Thomas Raivet, MP Fidelis Semoso, lawyer Paul Nerau, businessman Peter Tsiamalili, health care professional Ruby Mirinka, and former MP Magdalene Toroansi. suspended his presidential campaign. [8] Following Parliament voting down the amendment he unsuccessfully challenged the decision in the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court. FORMER Autonomous Bougainville Government President and now peace builder James Tanis has gracefully bowed out of this presidential election as the 18 th exclusion during elimination. “We will do the same for the Bougainville regional seat by-election. See maps and real-time presidential election results for the 2020 US election. He said the Autonomous Bougainville Government, or ABG, was in a mess, with a structure which placed it at odds with Bougainville's four MPs in the national Parliament. President and Vice President of the United States: Donald J. Trump Republican Jurisdiction Status Active - Filed Federal - 01/03/2020 The new government will negotiate the outcome of the 2019 Bougainvillean independence referendum, which saw 98.3% of voters supporting independence from Papua New Guinea. And with 25 candidates in the race there are many thousands of those. Your comment could not be posted. This implies that five of the 17 nominees who submitted their nomination forms with the hope of contesting in the polls have been disqualified. Trump then defeated the Democratic nominee, former U.S. senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton, in the general election. [10] Partial results at the beginning of the elimination process on 18 September had former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander Ishmael Toroama leading, with former PNG MP Father Simon Dumarinu in second place, followed by Thomas Raivet and Fidelis Semoso. Uganda’s electoral body on Monday started the nomination process for presidential candidates in the upcoming 2021 general elections. [16] His Cabinet was announced on 2 October 2020. August 28, 2019: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) ended her presidential campaign. The 2015 election - which attracted 35 women candidates - was a “milestone” for women’s representation, said Baker, noting that a female candidate became the first to win an ‘open’ seat. Posted at 10:32 PM in ABG GENERAL ELECTIONS 2020 | Permalink. 121218BOUGAINVILLE TOURISM POTENTIAL New Dawn. August 15, 2019: Former Colorado Gov. [2] The new government will negotiate the outcome of the 2019 Bougainvillean independence referendum, which saw 98.3% of voters supporting independence from Papua New Guinea. Ishmael Toroama said the next few years would be a challenging time for Bougainville. In the Presidential seat, a total of 23 male candidates have nominated with two women also contesting the Presidential seat. John Momis, the former Governor of Bougainville and framer of the Papua New Guinean constitution, defeated incumbent President James Tanis and five other challengers in the election. 2. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.). Get the latest news coverage, live stream video, and photos on the 2020 Presidential Election. Ivory Coast’s Constitutional Council last month cleared four candidates to run in the country’s high-stakes election on October 31, whittling down an initial list of 44 presidential hopefuls. Voters selected presidential electors who will then vote on December 14, 2020 to either elect a new President and Vice President or re-elect the incumbents.On November 7, most news agencies said that Joe Biden won the election and became the president-elect of the United States.He will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. 5. A Record 22 Candidates to Square off in Peru's April Presidential Election By Reuters , Wire Service Content Dec. 23, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Dec. 23, 2020, at 5:12 p.m. News|US Elections 2020 Who were the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates? Bougainville's 250,000 strong population has a median age of just 20, a demographic that's likely bad news for the ex-combatants among the open field of 25 candidates … Challenging them on the Democratic side are presidential nominee Joe Biden (a former vice president) and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris (a current United States senator). The 12 candidates set to contest in the elections consist of three females and 9 males. With counting of the northern votes happening through the weekend, Toroama has established a buffer of more than 2200 votes over second placed Father Simon Dumarinu. Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them. Benie Sanders ends 2020 presidential bid, leaving Joe Biden as likely Democratic nominee. Writs for the Bougainville elections will be issued on June 17th 2020 and will be returned to the Speaker on September 15th, 2020. 440 candidates were contesting the 40 seats in the Bougainville House of Representatives, including 25 competing to be President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville. He received a historic number of votes to unseat Trump. See maps and real-time presidential election results for the 2020 US election. This was the third presidential election since a 2001 peace agreement. People queue to cast their votes at a polling station during the presidential elections in Arawa, on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville August 12, 2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) won the presidential election on November 3, 2020, receiving 306 electoral votes. The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has released the profiles of all the presidential candidates for the 2020 Elections. At age 70, he was the oldest presidential candidate ever to be newly elected. [2] This was the first election to be held after the region voted overwhelmingly (97.7 percent) ... July 01, 2020 Bougainville Prepares for Presidential Election By Grant Wyeth. Having trouble reading this image? A Record 22 Candidates to Square off in Peru's April Presidential Election By Reuters , Wire Service Content Dec. 23, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Dec. 23, 2020, at 5:12 p.m. 2020 President-elect and Board of Directors candidates Members nominated the following five president-elect candidates and the Needs Assessment Slating and Campaigns Committee (NASCC) selected the following six Board of Directors member-at-large candidates to appear on the final ballot that will be sent to all APA voting members on Sept. 15. Trump was sworn in as the nation's 45th president in January 2017. All Election Coverage; 2020 Election Coverage Joe Biden has won a tight election and will be the next US president. About 200,000 eligible voters would participate.” There are 410 polling teams: South Bougainville 120, North Bougainville 172 and Central Bougainville 118. It is one of four Bougainville seats in the PNG parliament. The 2020 United States presidential election happened on November 3, 2020. This prevents automated programs from posting comments. John Hickenlooper (D) suspended his presidential campaign. This is only a preview. Bougainville elects new president Ishmael Toroama as negotiations on independence from PNG ramp up. Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, said ten aspiring candidates will be verified and cleared for nominations in the two-day nomination exercise held at Kyambogo University Cricket grounds, about nine kilometers … 1. The Bougainville presidential election has a number of moving parts that if not approached carefully have the potential to once again destabilize … Meet the primary candidates angling to unseat President Donald Trump. [12], On 23 September Ishmael Toroama was declared the winner after the 23rd elimination, with 48,766 votes. 2020 U.S. presidential election polls, interactive maps, and in-depth polling statistics to keep you up-to-date on the latest election results—powered by Domo. 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President-elect Ishmael Toroama after being declared winner of the #Bougainville Presidential #election. Your comment has not yet been posted. Last modified on Mon 16 Nov 2020 23.37 EST The opposition candidate Maia Sandu has won a landslide victory in Moldova’s presidential elections, easily defeating the … Twelve (12) presidential candidates have been cleared to contest the 2020 general elections. Earlier this month, PWBM released an integrated analysis of the entire Biden platform, covering seven main categories: immigration, tax, education, infrastructure and R&D, housing, Social Security, and healthcare. With election day 2020 drawing closer, presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign has released a substantial list of policy proposals. Bougainville is due to go regional elections in August after a delay caused by the Covid-19 crisis. 3. Of all the candidates, only one person is contesting as an independent candidate with the rest vying on the tickets of various political parties. Mr Tanis, who was in power from 2008 to 2010, says he is one of the few political leaders still alive who was involved in negotiating the Peace Agreement 20 years ago. Just before the Office of the Bougainville Electoral Commission (OBEC) Returning Officer Peter Wanga instructed the counting officials to distribute Mr Tanis’s 10,507 to the remaining six candidates, … The number was arrived at as of Friday, October 9, 2020, which marked the end of the filing of nominations at a cost of GH¢100,000.00. Please enable JavaScript if you would like to comment on this blog. Please try again. August 23, 2019: Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) Return to Election Candidates Export to Excel Spreadsheet . As elimination began, former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander and present day cocoa farmer, Ishmael Toroama, runner up to John Momis in the last presidential election, was leading the field of 25 candidates. Jay Inslee (D) suspended his presidential campaign. READ ALSO: John Dramani Mahama Should … [5] On 24 August a police officer was suspended for allegedly interfering with the election. Former Bougainville Revolutionary Army commander Ishmael Toroama … back in the lead in the Bougainville presidential vote. Error type: Your comment has been saved. Dumarinu has increased his lead over the next group of candidates – Tsiamalili, Raivet, and Semoso – to 11,000. The general election is the first since Bougainville voted overwhelmingly for independence from PNG in a referendum at the end of last year, ... a demographic that’s likely bad news for the ex-combatants among the open field of 25 candidates … On 21 August 2020 the Electoral Commissioner announced that polling had almost been completed, one week ahead of schedule. Bougainville's former president James Tanis is entering the contest to replace John Momis. In the Presidential seat, a total of 23 male candidates have nominated with two women also contesting the Presidential seat. Counting for the Bougainville Presidential seat is progressing well with only six candidates left in the race. Here’s who’s running in the U.S. election, who’s leading in the polls, the issues they face, and more August 25, 2019: Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R) announced that he was running for president of the United States. 4. Ends Bougainvilleans are being challenged to be ready to embrace the responsibility of Bougainville’s journey to independence. Live democratic and republican delegate counts, caucuses and primary results by state. [13][14][15] Toroama's caretaker government was formally sworn in on 25 September. 20 talking about this. August 21, 2019: Washington Gov. Who are the 2020 presidential candidates? Of the presidential candidates, regionalism is likely to influence voter behaviour mainly on grounds of familiarity rather than on political platform. [9], Vote counting began on 4 September 2020. The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Father Simon Dumarinu came second with 30,688. Bougainville Presidential Election Updates : Toroama clears lead 9/20/2020 Bougainville News, Headlines, PNG News. With election day 2020 drawing closer, presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign has released a substantial list of policy proposals. General News of Thursday, 5 November 2020. [7], Incumbent President John Momis attempted to change the constitution to allow him to stand for a third term. He first won over Republican voters to get his party's nomination. Some support increased military spending while others propose a major cut in the defense budget. As for the presidential election results, official results announced by the NEC give incumbent CCM presidential candidate, John Magufuli, 84 percent, up from 58 percent in 2015. Toroama, who defeated 24 other presidential candidates, is a strategic choice. Originally scheduled to be held in May,[3] the elections were delayed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, first until June,[4] and then again until August.[1]. Earlier this month, PWBM released an integrated analysis of the entire Biden platform, covering seven main categories: immigration, tax, education, infrastructure and R&D, housing, Social Security, and healthcare. Last updated: 10/30/2020 05:01:27 PM. [11], On 14 September the counting period was extended until 24 September due to the number of votes and candidates. 230620 440 CANDIDATES REGISTERED FOR THE 40 SEAT BOUGAINVILLE PARLIAMENT. Peter Tsiamalili Jnr has moved into third place with 16, 637 votes, thus pushing Thomas Raivet to fourth place with 16, 326 votes. Compare 2020 Presidential Candidates But the path to nationhood may not be smooth. This is the biggest number of candidates contesting in a Bougainville election since the Autonomous Bougainville Government was established in 2005. (Name and email address are required. ABG President Ishmael Toroama made the statement today at the Yumi Wan Festival to complete the 2020 ABG General Elections Leaders Dialogue. As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. Here’s who’s running in the U.S. election, who’s leading in the polls, the issues they face, and more Three of the candidates standing had challenged for the presidency in Bougainville's election in August. After the 18th elimination, Ishmael Toroama is taking a clear in front with 39, 081 votes, while on second placing is Fr. Bougainville is due to go regional elections in August after a delay caused by the Covid-19 crisis. The conflict was largely fought … New Dawn FM understands that more than 20 names have been floated around for candidates to the Presidential seat, but JAMES TANIS has confirmed that he was one of those 20 candidates who will run for this seat. Count toss up There was an unusual event near the end of the count in the southern region seat, Makis, on Saturday. For a correctly thumb printed ballot to be considered valid and counted, all the Presidential candidates must be on the ballot paper". 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