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Old 26th May 2019, 06:07
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PNG politics

Peter O'Steal (O'Neil) has left the stage and Sir Julius is back!
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Old 26th May 2019, 08:40
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Quick drain the bank accounts and fuel the Falcon
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Old 27th May 2019, 00:03
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You'd be too late with that, would've been attended to long before announcement made. Could be the reason for the announcement even.....
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Old 27th May 2019, 00:05
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No he hasn't!!!

O'Neill appointed Julius Chan as "caretaker Prime Minister" which under the PNG Constitution means nothing. Constitutionally, O'Neill must resign to the Governor General who sends the resignation on to the Speaker of Parliament. He may do that, but I doubt it.....

Parliament elects a Prime Minister: O'Neill has no authority to "appoint" a Prime Minister.

I suspect O'Neill is trying to frustrate the Vote of No Confidence (VONC) against him, which is due to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow? When it can't be tabled ostensibly because O'Neill says he is no longer PM, O'Neill will claim his Prime Minister position back from Chan.

Certainly shows Julius's colours!

Just another day in PNG politics.
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Old 27th May 2019, 00:44
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No he hasn't!!!

O'Neill appointed Julius Chan as "caretaker Prime Minister" which under the PNG Constitution means nothing. Constitutionally, O'Neill must resign to the Governor General who sends the resignation on to the Speaker of Parliament. He may do that, but I doubt it.....

Parliament elects a Prime Minister: O'Neill has no authority to "appoint" a Prime Minister.

I suspect O'Neill is trying to frustrate the Vote of No Confidence (VONC) against him, which is due to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow? When it can't be tabled ostensibly because O'Neill says he is no longer PM, O'Neill will claim his Prime Minister position back from Chan.

Certainly shows Julius's colours!

Just another day in PNG politics.
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How old would Chan be now??
He was DPM when I was seconded to ANG with P2-ANH, the first B707 (excluding the 720 "leased" from from Templewood)
And --- that is quite a while ago, and he was no babe-in-arms then??
Tootle pip!!
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Old 27th May 2019, 01:58
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According to Wikipedia; Sir Julius Chan was born in 1939, so 80 or there abouts, depending on this actual date of birth.
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Old 27th May 2019, 12:42
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According to Wikipedia; Sir Julius Chan was born in 1939, so 80 or there abouts, depending on this actual date of birth.
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ive done it before
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Old 28th May 2019, 05:56
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Leadsled. Julius is 79, 80 in August. He is still Governor of New Ireland.

Reminds me of Imelda - profitable business being a politician!!
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I used to fly Sir J around in his helicopter, and overnight at his mansion on New Ireland. He's an interesting bloke when you get some solo one-on-one time with him around the dinner table. Just don't mention Sandline.
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Old 28th May 2019, 22:08
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Looks like 6th June will be the next outcome.

Highly doubt Chan will be the PM.

Sounds like 1/2 the opposition thought they should be the next PM and something about returning to the coalition again....
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