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    Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill Resigns - Reports

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    Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has resigned after seven years in office, Australian broadcaster ABC reported on Sunday.

    According to the broadcaster, O'Neill said that recent movements in parliament showed "the need for change".

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    The prime minister's resignation has yet to be approved by the country's Governor-General Bob Dadae.

    The duties of the prime minister will be performed by 79-year-old Julius Chan, who has already served as the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea twice, from 1980 to 1982 and from 1994 to 1997.

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