Referendum Question Approved
New Dawn FM News
The implementation of the Referendum to decide Bougainville’s ultimate political fate has reached another momentous milestone with the approval of the Question to be asked during the referendum.
The Questions to be asked will be placed on ballot papers during the referendum vote for Bougainvilleans to decide whether to secede or continue to remain as a part of PNG.
The question has been simplified to “Do you agree for Bougainville to have, option one Greater Autonomy or option two Independence.
During the referendum vote the ballot papers will be printed both in English and Tok Pisin.
The Joint Supervisory Body has agreed that this question is simple and easy to understand by the average Bougainvillean during the referendum vote.
The JSB was adjourned from yesterday to today because both the ABG and National Government were not satisfied with the structure of the question.
Both governments have since agreed to this question and have endorsed its use in the referendum vote ballot papers.