Papua New Guinea Party

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Papua New Guinea Party
Leader Belden Namah [1]
President Andrew Baing [1]
Secretary Kila Poka [1]
Founder Mekere Morauta and Wake Goi
Founded 2007 (2007)
National Parliament
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The Papua New Guinea Party is a political party in Papua New Guinea. It was founded in 2007 by former Prime Minister and Leader of the People's Democratic Movement, Mekere Morauta, along with MP Wake Goi.

The party won 8 out of 109 seats in the 2007 General Election.[2]With this result, the party became the largest opposition party.[3]

When Morauta stepped down from the leadership of the opposition and of the party in May 2010, Belden Namah was elected to succeed him in both positions.[4] In August 2011, following a change in government, Namah became Deputy Prime Minister under PM Peter O'Neill, as part of a coalition government.[5]

By January 2012, the party's parliamentary membership had increased to 25, as members of smaller parties joined.[6]

The party had 2 members in the 111-seat National Parliament of Papua New Guinea as of November 2016.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "REGISTRY OF POLITICAL PARTIES". Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  2. ^ This result is according to Papua New Guinean general election, 2007.
  3. ^ Rheeney, Alexander (30 August 2007). "Temu Is PNG's New Deputy Prime Minister". Pacific Magazine. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. 
  4. ^ "Belden Namah is PNG's new Opposition Leader". ABC Radio Australia. 10 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Climate Change ambassador in US to be replaced". PNG Post-Courier. 18 August 2011. Archived from the original on 20 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Namah confident of forming government". The National. 24 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Clarity on MP numbers in PNG political parties". Radio New Zealand News International. 17 November 2016. 

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