President of Vanuatu

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President of Vanuatu
Flag of the President of Vanuatu.svg
Presidential Standard of Vanuatu
Tallis Obed Moses 2017.jpg
Incumbent
Tallis Obed Moses

since 6 July 2017
StyleHis Excellency
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderAti George Sokomanu
July 30, 1980
FormationConstitution of Vanuatu
July 30, 1980

The President of Vanuatu is the head of state of Vanuatu.

List of Presidents[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term Affiliation
1 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Ati George Sokomanu
(1937–)
30 July 1980

17 February 1984
Vanua'aku Pati
2 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Frederick Karlomuana Timakata
(1936–1995)
17 February 1984

8 March 1984
Vanua'aku Pati
(1) Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Ati George Sokomanu
(1937–)
8 March 1984

12 January 1989
Vanua'aku Pati
3 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Onneyn Tahi
(1944–1998)
12 January 1989

30 January 1989
Vanua'aku Pati
2 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Frederick Karlomuana Timakata
(1936–1995)
30 January 1989

30 January 1994
Vanua'aku Pati
4 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Alfred Maseng
(d. 2004)
30 January 1994

2 March 1994
Union of Moderate Parties
5 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Jean Marie Leye Lenelgau
(1932–2014)
2 March 1994

2 March 1999
Union of Moderate Parties
6 Edward Natapei 2009.jpg Edward Natapei
(1954–2015)
2 March 1999

24 March 1999
Vanua'aku Pati
7 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg John Bani
(1941–)
25 March 1999

24 March 2004
Union of Moderate Parties
8 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Roger Abiut
(1972–)
24 March 2004

12 April 2004
Vanuatu Labour Party
9 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Alfred Maseng
(1900-d. 2004)
12 April 2004

11 May 2004
(Election invalidated)[1]
Union of Moderate Parties
10 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Roger Abiut
(1972–)
11 May 2004

28 July 2004
Vanuatu Labour Party
11 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Josias Moli
(1972–)
28 July 2004

16 August 2004
Union of Moderate Parties
12 Kalkot Mataskelekele.jpg Kalkot Mataskelekele
(1949–)
16 August 2004

16 August 2009
National United Party
13 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Maxime Carlot Korman
(1942–)
16 August 2009

2 September 2009
Vanuatu Republican Party
14 Iolu Abil UNDP 2010.jpg Iolu Abil
(1942–)
2 September 2009

2 September 2014
Vanua'aku Pati
15 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Philip Boedoro
(1958–)
2 September 2014

22 September 2014
Vanua'aku Pati
16 Baldwin Lonsdale 2015.jpg Baldwin Lonsdale
(1948–2017)
22 September 2014

17 June 2017
Independent
17 Coat of Arms of Vanuatu.svg Esmon Saimon
(1955–)
17 June 2017

6 July 2017
Melanesian Progressive Party
18 Tallis Obed Moses 2017.jpg Tallis Obed Moses
(1954–)
6 July 2017

Incumbent
Independent

References[change | change source]

  1. "VANUATU: President Removed by Supreme Court". RNZI. Pacific Magazine. 2004-05-11. Archived from the original on 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2008-08-01.