Papua New Guinea in turmoil as prime minister Peter O’Neill resigns

Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O’Neill has resigned, citing a need for change, after weeks of unrest in the government..

He announced his resignation after seven years at a press conference in Port Moresby on Sunday, and has handed over the leadership to Sir Julius Chan, the ABC reported.

The news follows weeks of turmoil in his People’s National Congress party, with several minister and coalition quitting.