Tari-Pori MP, James Marape, made the official announcement before this afternoon’s Parliament sitting.
Marape said Pruaitch has the full backing of the alternative camp and congratulated him.
Pruaitch expressed gratitude to the 67 members in the Laguna Camp for having the confidence in him.
He said he is humbled by the nomination.
Pruaitch said the Alternative Government will look at serious national issues and they are ready to move forward with the people of the country.
Pruaitch also thanked the original Opposition team that stuck by him through thick and thin and also Government MPs who moved to create the Alternative Government.
Pruaitch was elected through a general consensus.