Supreme Court reinstates Somare as PM
A panel of five Supreme Court judges has decided Peter O'Neill's prime ministership unconstitutional, restoring Sir Michael Somare as the Papua New Guinean leader, reported the Pacific Islands News Association.
A close ruling of 3-2 ousted the O'Neill administration, which was elected on 2 August this year following what was then deemed a vacancy in the office of prime minister. The Supreme Court's judgment stated there was no such vacancy in the PM's seat, making O'Neill's 70-24 parliamentary win illegal.
Photo:Sir Michael Somare is reinstated as Prime Minister of PNGPhoto courtesy of the NZ National Party