Tari Pori MP James Marape is the 8th PNG Prime Minister with 101 votes against nominee Sir Mekere Morauta 8 votes.
There were three nominees for the Prime Minister''s seat:
Tari Pori MP James Marape nominated by Sir Peter Ipatas;
Ialibu Pangia MP Peter O'Neill nominated by Patrick Pruaitch;
MoresbyNorth West MP Sir Mekere Morauta nominated by Dr Allan Marat.
However, O'Neill withdrew his nomination so it came down to Marape and Morauta.