Pangu Coalition Cracks as MPs Resign Ahead of VoNC in PNG 2024

VoNC in PNG 2024: In the move amidst political tensions, two Members of Parliament (MPs), Allan Bird and Sam Basil Jr, have resigned from the ruling Pangu-led coalition government. This comes at a critical moment, just before a Vote of No Confidence looms for the Marape/Rosso government.

Bird, Governor of East Sepik Province, and Basil Jr, representing Bulolo, announced their departures on 8th February 2024, adding to the challenges faced by Prime Minister James Marape. Their resignations highlight existing divisions within the Pangu Party, raising questions about the coalition’s stability.

This news follows a period of turmoil in PNG. On “Black Wednesday,” public unrest erupted due to pay cuts for government workers and a police strike. The subsequent allocation of K350 million to Connect PNG contractors fueled public discontent, raising concerns about financial transparency.

Adding to the complexity, Prime Minister Marape was recently in Canberra during these resignations. His absence coincided with this development, underlining the sensitive state of the coalition government.

With the VoNC in PNG 2024 approaching, the political landscape remains uncertain. Calls for transparency and accountability continue to resonate across the nation, and many await the outcome of this crucial vote that could shape the country’s future.

Stay tuned to PNG News Update for further developments on this unfolding story and the 2024 Vote of No Confidence in PNG.

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