PAPUA New Guinea’s only female MP, Queenslander Dame Carol Kidu, has become the leader and the only member of the nation’s opposition. However, Speaker Jeffery Nape has prohibited Prime Minister Peter O’Neill from answering Dame Carol’s first question in the opposition post. Dame Carol was recognised as opposition leader today by Mr Nape, shortly after parliament began. ”I thank you for acknowledging my correspondence yesterday,” she said. ”Being the single member of opposition is an impossible task, so I invite others to join me. ”For six months I wasn’t recognised on the floor … I think the people of PNG welcome an opposing voice.”
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