Frank Bainimarama

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Frank Bainimarama
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Prime Minister of Fiji
Assumed office
5 January 2007
PresidentJosefa Iloilo
Epeli Nailatikau
Preceded byJona Senilagakali
President of Fiji
In office
5 December 2006 – 4 January 2007
Prime MinisterJona Senilagakali
Preceded byJosefa Iloilo
Succeeded byJosefa Iloilo
In office
29 May 2000 – 13 July 2000
Prime MinisterLaisenia Qarase
Preceded byKamisese Mara
Succeeded byJosefa Iloilo
Personal details
Born (1954-04-27) 27 April 1954 (age 64)
Kiuva, Fiji
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Maria Makitalena
Military service
Allegiance Fiji
Branch/serviceFijian Navy
Years of service1975–present

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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