PNG has a PM

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — After months of political wrangling and a constitutional crisis dating back a year, Papua New Guinea finally has a new Prime Minister. Peter O’Neill was sworn in by the country’s Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio after he waselected on the floor of the Parliament with 94 votes to 12.

A final bid by O’Neill’s chief nemesis — his former deputy prime minister and probable opposition leader Belden Namah – failed despite his insistence that he and not O’Neill would form a government.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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