James Marape appointed as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

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  • 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.
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