Kessy Sawang makes history as ninth woman elected to PNG's parliament

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August 12, 2022

Kessy Sawang makes history as ninth woman elected to PNG's parliament

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Kessy Sawang makes history as ninth woman elected to PNG's parliament (ABC)

Kessy Sawang has been elected as MP for Madang Rai Coast and joins Rufina Peter as the second woman admitted to PNG's parliament this election.

Ms Peter and Ms Sawang are just the eighth and ninth women in the history of PNG politics to be elected to Parliament.

Ms Sawang said educating her constituents on how government works was critical to gaining support.

"When people have new knowledge about things they feel empowered," she said.

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