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Adventist named Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea

Seventh-day Adventist James Marape was elected Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on May 30.

The appointment comes after weeks of turmoil that rocked the PNG government and eventually led to the resignation of former PM Peter O’Neill.

Mr Marape, the country’s former finance minister, is the Member for the Tari Pori electorate in the Southern Highlands. He is an elder of Korobosea Seventh-day Adventist Church and attended Kabiufa Adventist Secondary School in the Eastern Highlands Province.

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