Malum Nalu and AFP
PORT MORESBY (Malum Nalu / AFP /Pacific Media Watch): Caretaker Peter O'Neill has been elected as prime minister of Papua New Guinea by an overwhelming majority, ending a prolonged standoff between national leaders leading into last month's general election.
O'Neill collected 94 votes with only 12 against on the floor of Parliament.
Earlier, Finschhafen MP Theodore Zurenuoc was elected Speaker.
O'Neill was sworn in as prime minister by Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio.