A NATIONWIDE opinion poll reportedly predicts Peter O’Neill will return as prime minister while his People’s National Congress party will win more than 30 seats in the election that is underway.
Peter O'Neill on the campaign trail.
According to the Post Courier, the Mell Research and Marketing Limited opinion poll had data on all 111 Parliament seats but respondent numbers have not yet been revealed, so it is impossible to know if any of the findings have statistical significance.
MRML managing director Michael Mell told the newspaper the PNC, Belden Namah’s PNG Party, Don Polye’s THE party and William Duma’s United Resources Party will perform well at the election.
“The results are showing that Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s PNC will win over 30 seats, ahead of all the other (45) political parties contesting the election,” he reportedly said.
“The results are also indicating that THE Party, PNG Party and URP will also perform very well.
“This means that the current O’Neill-Namah coalition government will collectively win the 2012 election.”