Marape reinstated as PM of Papua New Guinea by new legislature
Following elections in the South Pacific island nation of
Papua New Guinea, the parliament has reinstated Prime Minister James Marape.
According to the media and election authorities, Marape was
re-sworn in as prime minister after lawmakers in the new parliament elected
Marape without opposition.
The general election in Papua New Guinea took place between
July 4 and July 22, although voting and vote counting were postponed due to
unusual conditions, such as security concerns, attacks on ballot boxes, and
logistical difficulties, according to the electoral commission.