Marape government confirmed after PNG poll

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Papua New Guinea’s nationwide elections have delivered a win for James Marape, who will lead a coalition of not less than 17 events in authorities.

James Marape has been returned as Papua New Guinea’s prime minister after a nationwide election marred by violence and fraud allegations.

Mr Marape was declared prime minister on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a unanimous 97 votes within the post-election parliamentary sitting.

He’ll lead a coalition of not less than 17 events.

His rival, former prime minister Peter O’Neill, sought to delay the sitting as some vote counting has not been finalised within the election which ran from July 4 to 22.

However the Supreme Court docket injunction was not profitable.

Media have reported roughly 50 election-related deaths this 12 months, down from 204 deaths documented within the 2017 vote.

Mr Marape stated in an announcement posted on-line he had a memorandum of understanding for a coalition of 17 events, together with his personal Pangu Pati having probably the most members adopted by the United Sources Get together.

He stated his fundamental intention could be to stabilise and develop the economic system, put in place sustainable debt financing and roll out authorities applications for schooling, well being, and regulation and order.

“We won’t be losing time.”

Mr Marape first grew to become PNG’s chief in Might 2019.



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