My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2006

« PNG politics: could this possibly be the dawn of a new era? | Main | O'Neill renews threat that he’ll crack down on social media »

16 May 2019

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

James Macpherson

PNG went through an internationally publicised political crisis eight years ago - when it had two prime ministers.

The present crisis shows the need to:

+ appoint or elect a Speaker who is not a Member of Parliament and who is respected and valued because of his (or her) previous career. This has been done well in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

+ a change in Standing Orders and Constitution which enables Parliament to dismiss the Speaker or to challenge his decisions.

+ a change in the Constitution and the Organic Law on the Calling of Parliament which states the minimum time Parliament must meet in every three months.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)