Jeffrey Nape, Papua New Guinean politician, Died at 65

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Jeffrey Nape died on July 8, 2016.

He was Papua New Guinean politician.

Nape was, until the 2012 election, Speaker of the National Parliament and twice officially and once unofficially acting Governor-General of Papua New Guinea.

Jeffrey was elected speaker by the members of the parliament on May 28, 2004, and then immediately became acting governor-general because that office was substantively vacant.

Jeffrey Nape succeeded Bill Skate in both roles.

Jeffrey Nape ceased acting as governor-general on 29 June 2004, when Paulias Matane was sworn in.

When Matane stepped down in 2010, Nape regained this post.

At the 2007 general election, Nape was re-elected as Speaker on August 13, 2007, defeating the opposition’s candidate for the position, Bart Philemon, with 86 votes against 22 for Philemon.

Nape was sworn in by Governor-General Paulias Matane on the same day.

Nape was also appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.

Jeffrey Nape passed away at 65 years old

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