Marape, James

Marape, James,

1971–, Papua New Guinea political leader. First elected to parliament in 2007 as a member of the National Alliance party, he served as education minister (2008–11) under Prime Minister Michael SomareSomare, Sir Michael Thomas
, 1936–, Papua New Guinea political leader. He was a teacher and radio journalist before his 1968 election to the territorial House of Assembly.
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. Reelected in 2012 as a member of the People's National Congress (PNC), Marape served as finance minister (2012–19) under Prime Minister Peter O'NeillO'Neill, Peter Charles Paire,
1965–, Papua New Guinea political leader, grad. Univ. of Papua New Guinea, 1986. A businessman before he was first elected to parliament in 2002, he became leader of the People's National Congress in 2004.
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. In 2019 Marape resigned from the cabinet and then from the PNC, joined the Pangu party, and following O'Neill's resignation, became prime minister.