20 Dec 2003

PNG political party has another change of leadership

9:33 am on 20 December 2003

There has been a change in the leadership of Papua New Guinea's People's Progressive Party.

Andrew Baing has been replaced by the trade and industry minister, Paul Tiensten.

The National nespaper reports that the decision was reached at a caucus meeting at which Mr Baing was not present.

Mr Baing became party leader at the beginning of October when he took over from Dr Allan Marat.

Both were deputy prime ministers but were replaced by Moses Maladina after Mr Baing failed to support the government's bill to double the grace period of a government after its election to three years.