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Staff Reporter 9/25/2013 | |
The adoption of a federal government system by Papua New Guinea, is being mooted, for maintaining the nation's stability and growth.

New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan suggests, it may be time now for the country to consider moving away from the Westminster Parliamentary system of government.

Sir Julius says, a Federal government may best suit a country as diverse as P-N-G, with the Prime Minister being elected directly by the people.

This is before M-P's vote in Parliament, for a Prime Minister.

The New Ireland Governor raised this, after the recent passage of the two constitutional amendments - section 124 relating to the number of Parliament sitting days and section 145, on Votes of No Confidence.

Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill has noted Sir Julius suggestion and written to the Chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission, Benjamin Poponawa, to start a 12 month nationwide consultation process.

Chief Secretary to the Government, Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc has also been tasked to liaise with the C-R-C for a Terms Of Reference for this exercise.

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