†Ratu Momoedonu was appointed Prime Minister on May 27, 2000, by the then-President, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, in order to meet a constitutional technicality. He resigned only a few minutes later, as soon as the technicality had been attended to, in order to allow the President to assume full executive power.
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The post of primeminister is one which may be encountered both in constitutional monarchies (such as Belgium, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom), and in republics in which the head of state is an elected (such as France) or unelected official (such as Germany) with varying degrees of real power.
Contrary to popular and journalistic myth, most primeministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term of office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and parliaments.
In many cases, though commonly used, "primeminister" is not the official title of the office-holder; the British primeminister is (usually) "First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service", and the Spanish primeminister is the President of the Government (Presidente del Gobierno).
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