Governor-General of Tuvalu

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Governor-General of Tuvalu
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Incumbent
Sir Iakoba Italeli
GCMG

since 16 April 2010
Viceroy
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerMonarch of Tuvalu
Term length[[At Template:Canadian monarch, current Majesty's pleasure]]
Formation1 October 1978
First holderSir Fiatau Penitala Teo

The Governor-General of Tuvalu is the representative of the Tuvaluan monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II) and performs the duties of the Queen in her absence.

The office has existed since Tuvalu was granted independence from the United Kingdom on 1 October 1978. The current incumbent is Iakoba Italeli (as of 2015).[1]

Governors-General of Tuvalu[change | change source]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Ref(s)
Took Office Left Office
1 Sir Fiatau Penitala Teo
(1911–1998)
1 October 1978 1 March 1986 [2]
2 Sir Tupua Leupena
(1922–1996)
1 March 1986 1 October 1990 [3]
3 Sir Toaripi Lauti
(1928–2014)
1 October 1990 1 December 1993 [3]
4 Sir Tomu Sione
(1941–2016)1
1 December 1993 21 June 1994 [3]
5 Sir Tulaga Manuella
(1936–)
21 June 1994 26 June 1998 [3]
6 Sir Tomasi Puapua
(1938–)
26 June 1998 9 September 2003 [3]
7 Faimalaga Luka
(1940–2005)2
9 September 2003 15 April 2005 [4]
8 Sir Filoimea Telito
(1945–2011)
15 April 2005 19 March 2010 [5]
N/A3 Sir Kamuta Latasi
(1936–)
19 March 2010 16 April 2010 Acting.
9 Sir Iakoba Italeli 16 April 2010 Incumbent [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "HE Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli, GCMG". Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. Brij V. Lal, Kate Fortune (2000). The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 282.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Craig, Robert D. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Polynesia. Scarecrow Press.
  4. Lansford, Tom (2015). Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press.
  5. "State Funeral of the late former Governor General of Tuvalu, Reverend Sir Filoimea Telito, GCMG, MBE" (PDF). Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau Newsletter (TPB: 01/2011). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2012.