Melanesian Liberal Party

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Melanesian Liberal Party
Leader Allan Marat
Ideology Liberalism
National Parliament
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The Melanesian Liberal Party is a political party in Papua New Guinea.

The party won 2 out of 109 seats in the 2007 election.[1] Following the 2007 election, it initially supported Prime Minister Michael Somare's government, as Party leader Allan Marat was appointed Attorney-General and Justice Minister. In May 2010, however, Marat publicly criticised aspects of government policy, and resigned upon being asked to do so by the Prime Minister. He informed Somare that the MLP would no longer be supporting the government.[2]

It returned two MPs at the 2012 election: Marat and Gazelle Open MP Malakai Tabar.[3][4][5] Tabar subsequently crossed to the National Alliance Party, leaving Marat as their sole MP.[5]


  1. ^ This result is according to Papua New Guinean general election, 2007.
  2. ^ "PNG gets new Attorney General and Justice Minister". Radio New Zealand International. May 10, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "GG receives 105 writs". PNG Post-Courier. 2 August 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Vibrant opposition ready". PNG Post-Courier. 7 August 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b "Hon. Malakai Tabar, MP". National Parliament of Papua New Guinea. Retrieved 2 January 2017.