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President of Fiji


Epeli Nailatikau

Date of Birth: 5 July 1941
Birth Place: Fiji
Political Party: NA
Arrival in Power: 30 July 2009
Religion: NA
Profession: Military, Public Servant

Biography:


Epeli Nailatikau was born in 1941. He is the current President of Fiji. He began his working career in the military first serving in New Zealand's armed forces, then returning to Fiji and eventually rising to the rank of Brigadier-General and commander of the Royal Fiji Army. He lost this position following a coup. He then began a diplomatic career and eventually became ambassador to the United Kingdom, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Israel and the Vatican. He started his political career in 2001, first as Speaker of the House of Representatives and also Minister of Foreign Affairs. He became president in 2009, when the previous president Josefa Iloilo retired.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epeli_Nailatikau

Updated on: December 16, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of Fiji


Frank Bainimarama

Date of Birth: 27 April 1954
Birth Place: Kiuva, Fiji
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 5 January 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Military

Biography:


Frank Bainimarama was born in Kiuva, Fiji, in 1954. He is the current Prime Minister of Fiji on an interim basis. He began his military career in the navy in 1975 and rose from a non-commissioned member into a Commodore. He is the current commander of Fijian Military Forces. Before being named interim prime minister he held several ministerial posts and headed a military coup in 2000.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Bainimarama

Updated on: December 16, 2011