Papua New Guinea prime minister quits

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26 May 2019

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after weeks of high-level defections from the ruling party, ONA reports citing ABC News.

O'Neill's opponents said on Friday they had mustered enough support in parliament to oust him over a range of grievances including a gas deal with France's Total, which critics have questioned.

Political instability is something of a fixture in the resource-rich but poverty-stricken South Pacific nation and O'Neill, who had been leader since 2011, had seen off previous attempts to topple him.

He handed over leadership to Sir Julius Chan.

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