Former rebel leader Ishmael Toroama elected Bougainville president

Former rebel military commander, Ishmael Toroama has been elected as president of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. This was the first general election since Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to separate from Papua New Guinea in November 2019. Bougainville is a mineral-rich and lush group of islands in the South Pacific.

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  • Bougainville Capital: Buka Island.
  • Bougainville Currency: PNG kina.

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