PNG picks PM O’Neill
PAPUA New Guinea’s parliament has re- elected Peter O’Neill as prime minister, ending a chaotic election campaign marred by violence.
While Mr O’Neill’s ruling People’s National Congress party was unable to win enough seats to form a government outright in elections last month, in which counting continues, he secured enough minor party and independent support to be re- elected prime minister yesterday.
He has held the job since 2011.
Mr O’Neill was declared the winner after securing 60 votes.