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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Papua New Guinea, a constitutional monarchy, recognizes the Queen of England as head of state. She is represented by a governor-general who is elected by parliament and who performs mainly ceremonial functions. Papua New Guinea has three levels of government--national, provincial, and local. There is a 109-member unicameral parliament, whose members are elected every 5 years. The parliament in turn elects the prime minister, who appoints his cabinet from members of his party or coalition.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
Governor General Atopare, Silas, Sir
Prime Minister Somare, Michael, Sir
Dep. Prime Min. Marat, Allan
Min. for Agriculture & Livestock Maladina, Moses
Min. for Communications Information Semri, Ben
Min. for Correctional Institutional Services (CIS) Oresi, Peter
Min. for Culture & Tourism King, Alois
Min. for Defense Kappa, Yarka
Min. for Education Laimo, Michael
Min. for Environment & Conservation Zibe, Sasa
Min. for Finance & Treasury Philemon, Bart
Min. for Fisheries Baing, Andrew
Min. for Foreign Affairs & Trade Namaliu, Rabbie, Sir
Min. for Forestry Pruaitch, Patrick
Min. for Health Pep, Melchior
Min. for Housing Bao, Yuntuvi
Min. for Inter-Government Relations Barter, Peter, Sir
Min. for Internal Security Silupa, Yawa
Min. for Justice Maipakai, Mark
Min. for Labor & Industrial Relations O'Neill, Peter
Min. for Lands & Physical Planning Koopaol, Robert
Min. for Mining Akoitai, Sam
Min. for National Planning & Monitoring Brown, Sinai
Min. for Petroleum & Energy Avei, Moi, Sir
Min. for Public Service Temu, Puka
Min. for Science & Technology Moroi, Alphonse
Min. for Trade & Industry Marat, Allan
Min. for Transport & Civil Aviation Polye, Don
Min. for Welfare & Social Development Kidu, Carol, Lady
Min. for Works Karpis, Gabriel
Attorney General Gene, Michael
Governor, Central Bank Kamit, Wilson
Ambassador to the US Bogan, Nagora
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Aisi, Robert