James Marape has been elected as new prime minister of Papua New Guinea. He was sworn in as prime minister for a second time.
Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975. Papua New Guinea is a diverse tribal society of nine million people who are mostly subsistence farmers and speak more than 800 languages.
- Capital: Port Moresby
- Currency: Papua New Guinean kina
- Population: 89.5 lakhs (2020)