|Governor-General of Papua New Guinea|
|Residence||Government House, Papua New Guinea|
|Appointer||Monarch of Papua New Guinea|
|Term length||At His/Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||16 September 1975|
|First holder||John Guise|
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politics and government of
Papua New Guinea
As in all other Commonwealth realms except Canada, the vice-regal officer's title is spelt with a hyphen. The plural is governors-general.
Unlike most other Commonwealth realms, the governor-general of Papua New Guinea is nominated by the country's Parliament, rather than being proposed by its prime minister (as is the convention in the other Commonwealth realms). The appointment is made by the head of state of Papua New Guinea, Queen Elizabeth II, following a simple majority vote of the National Parliament.
The term in office is six years.
To be appointed for a second term, the governor-general must be supported by a two-thirds majority in the National Parliament. No person may serve for more than two terms. Thus far all retired governors-general have been knighted.
The governor-general may be dismissed by either a decision of the National Executive Council or an absolute majority of the National Parliament. No governor-general has been dismissed from office, although in 1991 Sir Vincent Serei Eri resigned from office after Prime Minister Rabbie Namaliu advised the queen to dismiss him.
|Term of office||Notes|
|1||Sir John Guise
|6 September 1975 – 1 March 1977||Resigned from office to contest election.|
|2||Sir Tore Lokoloko
|1 March 1977 – 1 March 1983|
|3||Sir Kingsford Dibela
|1 March 1983 – 1 March 1989||Resigned from office.|
|4||Sir Ignatius Kilage
|1 March 1989 – 31 December 1989||Died in office.|
|5||Sir Serei Eri
|27 February 1990 – 4 October 1991||Resigned from office, due to dismissal instructed to the Queen by the Prime Minister.|
|6||Sir Wiwa Korowi
|18 November 1991 – 20 November 1997|
|7||Sir Silas Atopare
|20 November 1997 – 20 July 2004|
|8||Sir Paulias Matane
|25 July 2004 – 13 December 2010||Elected by the National Parliament (50–46), on 27 January 2004.|
|9||Sir Michael Ogio
|25 February 2011 – 18 February 2017||Elected by the National Parliament (65–23), on 14 January 2011. Died in office.|
|10||Sir Robert Dadae
|28 February 2017 – present||Elected by the National Parliament (55–36), on 1 February 2017.|
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