James Marape

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The Honourable

James Marape

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Marape (right) with Mike Honda (left) in 2012
8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
Assumed office
30 May 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralSir Bob Dadae
Preceded byPeter O'Neill
Minister for Finance
In office
2012 – 11 April 2019
Prime MinisterPeter O'Neill
Preceded byPatrick Pruaitch
Succeeded bySam Basil
Minister for Education
In office
16 December 2008 – 2 August 2011
Prime MinisterMichael Somare
Member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Assumed office
2007
Preceded byTom Tomiape
ConstituencyTari-Pori District
Personal details
Born (1971-04-24) 24 April 1971 (age 48)
NationalityPapua New Guinean
Political partyPangu Party (2019–)
Other political
affiliations
People's National Congress (2012–2019)
National Alliance Party (2007)
People's Progress Party (2002)
Alma materUniversity of Papua New Guinea

James Marape (born 24 April 1971) is a Papua New Guinea politician. He has been a member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since July 2007, representing the electorate of Tari-Pori Open.

On 30 May 2019, he was nominated, elected, and sworn in as the 8th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea by the National Parliament.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lyons, Kate (2019-05-30). "Papua New Guinea MPs elect James Marape to be next prime minister". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-30.