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Papua New Guinea under the O’Neill Government: Has There Been a Shift in Political Style?

May, R.J.


In 2011–12 Papua New Guinea suffered its most serious constitutional crisis since independence, when the incumbent prime minister, Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, was effectively removed from office in a ‘political coup’ by members of parliament whose actions were subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The political impasse of this period, in which two people laid claim to the office of prime minister, was finally resolved in mid-2012 following a scheduled national election....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2017
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.25911/2MFZ-8396
Access Rights: Open Access


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