Frank Bainimarama

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Frank Bainimarama

8th Prime Minister of Fiji
In office
5 January 2007 – 24 December 2022
Acting: 5 January 2007 – 22 September 2014
PresidentJosefa Iloilo
Epeli Nailatikau
George Konrote
Wiliame Katonivere
Preceded byJona Senilagakali
Succeeded bySitiveni Rabuka
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
Minister of Foreign Affairs[1]
In office
9 September 2016 – 28 January 2019
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byInoke Kubuabola
Succeeded byInia Seruiratu
Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence[2]
In office
31 August 2016 – 9 September 2016
Preceded byTimoci Natuva
Succeeded byInoke Kubuabola
Personal details
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama

(1954-04-27) 27 April 1954 (age 70)
Kiuva, Colony of Fiji
Political partyFijiFirst
Spouse(s)Maria Makitalena
Alma materDalhousie University
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Branch/serviceFijian Navy
Years of service1975–2014

Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, CF, MSD, OStJ, Fijian Navy, known commonly as Frank Bainimarama and sometimes by the chiefly title Ratu[3] (born 27 April 1954) is a Fijian naval officer and politician. He became the Prime Minister of Fiji in January 2007, and remained in office until December 2022.

References[change | change source]

  1. "September 2016". Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  2. "August 2016". Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  3. Herald on Sunday, Phil Taylor, Peaceful island village belies turmoil of national politics, 2006-12-10, page 20 (interview with Bainimarama's brother).

Other websites[change | change source]

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