Frank Bainimarama

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Frank Bainimarama
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Prime Minister of Fiji
Assumed office
5 January 2007
President Josefa Iloilo
Epeli Nailatikau
Preceded by Jona Senilagakali
President of Fiji
In office
5 December 2006 – 4 January 2007
Prime Minister Jona Senilagakali
Preceded by Josefa Iloilo
Succeeded by Josefa Iloilo
In office
29 May 2000 – 13 July 2000
Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
Preceded by Kamisese Mara
Succeeded by Josefa Iloilo
Personal details
Born (1954-04-27) 27 April 1954 (age 64)
Kiuva, Fiji
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Maria Makitalena
Religion Catholicism[1]
Military service
Allegiance  Fiji
Service/branch Fijian Navy
Years of service 1975–present
Rank Commodore

Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, CF, MSD, OStJ, Fijian Navy, known commonly as Frank Bainimarama and sometimes by the chiefly title Ratu[2] (born 27 April 1954) is a Fijian naval officer and politician. He became the Prime Minister of Fiji in January 2007.

References[change | change source]

  1."Yesterday, he turned to the Methodist Church and gave it his support against the People's Charter, which is being advocated by the head of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Petero Mataca, and military commander, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who is a Catholic."
  2. Herald on Sunday, Phil Taylor, Peaceful island village belies turmoil of national politics, 2006-12-10, page 20 (interview with Bainimarama's brother).

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