02 Aug '11, 8am

#auspol Peter O'Neill to be PNG's new PM. Wow I never saw that one coming - very unusual for PNG

#auspol Peter O'Neill to be PNG's new PM. Wow I never saw that one coming - very unusual for PNG

Papua New Guinea selected a new prime minister on Tuesday, ending weeks of uncertainty after veteran leader Sir Michael Somare was declared too ill to remain in the job, reports said. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY - PAPUA New Guinea selected a new prime minister on Tuesday, ending weeks of uncertainty after veteran leader Sir Michael Somare was declared too ill to remain in the job, reports said. Peter O'Neill, at one point a finance minister in Somare's government, takes over at a time when the impoverished Pacific nation is on the brink of a resources boom thanks its rich reserves of gas and gold. Lawmakers voted 70-24 to make Mr O'Neill leader after they declared the office of the prime minister vacant, more than three months after Somare went to Singapore for heart surgery, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said. Mr O'Neill replaces acting prime minister Sam Abal, whose s...

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