By virtue of the powers conferred by Section 148 of the Constitution, O’Neill appointed an eight men cabinet for a period of two weeks.
The eight including himself will run the affairs of the country before the first parliament sitting.
The eight include:
- Peter O’Neill – Prime Minister & NEC, Bougainville Affairs
- Charles Abel – Deputy Prime Minister, Treasury, Forestry, Civil Aviation, Sports and APEC, Lands and Physical Planning
- William Duma – Petroleum and Energy, Housing and Urbanisation, Public Enterprise & State Investment, Transport, Agriculture and livestock
- Sir Puka Temu – Public service, Education, Health, Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology Innovation
- James Marape – Finance, Fisheries, Police, Works, Attorney General and Justice
- Richard Maru – National Planning and Monitoring, Labour and Industrial relations, Trade, Commerce and Industry, Communication and Information Technology
- Rimbink Pato – Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Correctional Services, Defence, Community Development, Youth & Religion
- Johnson Tuke – Mining, Culture and Tourism, Provincial Affairs, Environment and Conservation, Climate Change
A full cabinet will be appointed later this month.
Meanwhile, Parliament will resume on August 22, 2017.