Bob Loughman

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Bob Loughman

Bob Loughman Weibur (born 8 March 1961) is a Vanuatuan politician. He was first elected to parliament from the island of Tanna in the July 6, 2004 general election. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012.[1] He is leader of the democratic socialist Vanua'aku Pati party.

In March 2013, following a change of government, the new Prime Minister, Moana Carcassé Calosil, appointed him Minister of Education.[2] Like other members of the Vanuatu party, he began voting against the party line on May 15, 2014, to overthrow the Carcassée government. New Prime Minister Joe Natuman backed Loffman as education minister. He lost his post on June 11, 2015, when the Natuman government was removed due to a no-confidence vote.[3]

In 2018, he became the leader of the Vanuatu party.[4]

He was born on Tanna Island and has been Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu since 20 April 2020.

Before that, he was Deputy Prime Minister, minister of education, tourism, and economy, and also an MP.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Isno, Vira (June 18, 2019). "Hon. Bob Loughman". Parliament of the Republic of Vanuatu. Archived from the original on 2019-11-30.
  2. «Nation's interest first: Carcasses» Archived 2013-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, Vanuatu Daily Post, 26 mars 2013
  3. «Vanuatu announces new cabinet after new prime minister Sato Kilman is elected», Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 12 June 2015
  4. "Natuman makes way for new Vanua'aku Pati leader". rnz.co.nz. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  5. Vanuatu elects new prime minister as country reels from devastating cyclone, The Guardian, 20 April 2020.