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Encyclopedia > Prime Minister of Fiji

Fiji received its independence in 1970. The post of Chief Minister, which had existed since 1966, was renamed Prime Minister.

  1. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara: September 20, 1967 - April 13, 1987
  2. Timoci Bavadra: April 13, 1987 - May 14, 1987
  3. Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara: December 5, 1987 - June 2, 1992
  4. Sitiveni Rabuka: June 2, 1992 - May 19, 1999
  5. Mahendra Chaudhry: May 19, 1999 - May 27, 2000
  6. Ratu Tevita Momoedonu: May 27, 2001
  7. Laisenia Qarase: July 4, 2000 - March 14, 2001 (interim)
  8. Ratu Tevita Momoedonu: March 14, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (interim)
  9. Laisenia Qarase : March 16, 2001 - present

†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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Prime Minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1448 words)
The post of prime minister 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 prime ministers 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, "prime minister" is not the official title of the office-holder; the British prime minister is (usually) "First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service", and the Spanish prime minister is the President of the Government (Presidente del Gobierno).
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