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Politics of Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, the type of government is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Papua New Guinea, the legislative power is vested in a National Parliament. The head of the government is Elizabeth II. The governmental structure of a country determines the manner in which laws are written, approved, and interpreted. Government type determines the manner in which elections are held as well as the country's system of policing its citizens. The term of office of the head of state in Papua New Guinea lasts until the next succession. The length of a head of state's term has a direct effect on the power and influence of the executive position. A longer term of office provides the head of state with increased authority. The Global Peace Index (GPI) for Papua New Guinea is 2.064. The strength of legal rights index for Papua New Guinea is 3. Overall, it is considered to be rather inadequate - bancrupcy and collateral laws are able to protect the rights of borrowers and lenders to some degree; credit information may be sufficient, but hardly available, or, the oppoiste case, available but not sufficient. In 2013, Papua New Guinea received 664.8 million USD in foreign aid. In 2014, the foreign aid amounted to 610.9 USD.

Government

In Papua New Guinea, the head of the government is Elizabeth II. The government system of Papua New Guinea is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. In Papua New Guinea, the legislative power is vested in a National Parliament; this is a Unicameral legislative body, and therefore a Unicameral National Parliament. According to the World Bank Group, the government effectiveness index of Papua New Guinea is -0.63. This indicates that the government of Papua New Guinea is ineffective. Public and civil services are severely handicapped, leading to potential for social and political upheaval.

Unions and alliances

This section deals with a list of unions Papua New Guinea is a member of.

Papua New Guinea is a member of the United Nations (UN). Papua New Guinea is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Papua New Guinea is a member of the International Monetery Fun (IMF). To read more about when Papua New Guinea became a member of these unions and what additional political unions and alliances Papua New Guinea is part of, click on Papua New Guinea membership in international unions.

Freedom in Papua New Guinea

With regard to political and civil freedoms, Papua New Guinea is 2. Citizens in Papua New Guinea experience partial freedom. While the majority of citizens are able to exercise their free will to a certain extent in Papua New Guinea, some political engagement may be limited and certain population groups may be excluded from certain freedoms or expressions. To read more about freedom level in Papua New Guinea click on Freedom in Papua New Guinea.