Michael Somare - 01:33:33

Michael Somare

Michael Somare describes the preparations in the month between the Constitution being adopted and Independence including the powers transferred to PNG and the role of Albert Maori Kiki first foreign relations minister. He emphasises the importance of the Governor General not being given the power of veto, thus removing the threat of a presidential system. He states that he operated in effect as Prime Minister and discusses the guests for Independence celebrations.

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