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Papua New Guinea: Sir Michael Somare reinstated

Papua New Guinea's deposed prime minister, Sir Michael Somare, has been reinstated after a tense political standoff which saw another man claiming the country's top job.

Peter O'Neill, who toppled Mr Somare while he was overseas for heart treatment had been refusing to step down despite a supreme court ruling that he had taken power illegally.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 14 Dec 2011