Peter O’Neill remains Prime Minister of PNG

Papua New Guinea’s Government in a numerical strength of 85 Members of Parliament against 21 from the Opposition voted Peter O’Neill to remain as Prime Minister.

After a battle of words from both sides of the House the Speaker Theo Zurenuoc called for the vote to be taken.

The Opposition argued that the Speaker did not give them the chance to debate on the issues but moved quickly to vote for the motion.

O’Neill now remains the Prime minister until the 2017 National elections.

Parliament has been adjourned to August 9.


Freddy Mou