James Marape appointed as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
01, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- Guinea elected James Marape as its 8th prime minister.
- He belongs to Pangu Party.
- He succeeded Peter O Neill of People’s National Congress party, who was pressured to resign by a series of political defections in recent days, and tensions over a multi-billion-dollar gas project signed this year with French company Total and the US firm ExxonMobil.
- Marape earlier served as the finance minister of Papua New Guinea while he was a member of the People’s National Congress party and he resigned on April 2019.