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  1. Nigel Hulambia
    Nigel Hulambia June 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    The question of who will be the next Prime Minister in PNG politics is critical for the people of PNG as we approach the 2012 general elections. The only person in parliament today that is capable of taking over the highest post is Sir Mekere Morauta. To be PM, it requires a lot to consider in a person. Ordinary politicians cannot be appointed to that highest post. I believe with Sir Mekere’s credentials, he can take over easily from Sir Michael Somare with much consideration of PNG’s economic growth achieved by the National Alliance Party led Government. Sir Mekere Morauta was PM previously, he was former Governer to Bank of PNG, he has a good track record in politics and he is more mature in a political sense.

    PNG has a good number of potential future PM’s being groomed today such as Don Polye, current Acting Prime Minister Sam Abal and Sir Puka Temu to name a few. However the time is just not yet right for these young leaders.

    With due consideration to Sir Julius Chan as being an alternative for the PM post, Sir Mekere Morauta should be the next PM to take over from the Grand Chief.



  2. Francis Hualupmomi
    Francis Hualupmomi May 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

    An excellent piece. It is still unclear who should supercede Grand Chief. In my view there is still no possible replacement of PM. It will take a while for current political leaders to be groomed. NA leadership may face critical challenge given the current tussle over who should repalce Grand Chief, M.T. Somare.

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