Prime Minister of Tuvalu
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu is the head of government of Tuvalu. Because of Tuvalu's constitution, the prime minister must always be a member of the Parliament, and is elected by parliament in a secret ballot.
|Prime Minister of Tuvalu|
Coat of Arms of Tuvalu
|Term length||At the Governor-General's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Toaripi Lauti|
|Formation||1 October 1978|
Because there are no political parties in Tuvalu, any member of parliament can be nominated for the role. After the parliament vote, the Governor-General of Tuvalu must swear in the prime minister.
The office of prime minister was created when Tuvalu gained independence in 1978. Several former prime ministers have been appointed the Governor-General of Tuvalu.
List of Prime MinistersEdit
|Took Office||Left Office|
|1||Sir Toaripi Lauti
|1 October 1978||8 September 1981||Independent|
|8 September 1981||16 October 1989||Independent|
|16 October 1989||10 December 1993||Independent|
|4||Sir Kamuta Latasi
|10 December 1993||24 December 1996||Independent|
|24 December 1996||27 April 1999||Independent|
|27 April 1999||8 December 2000||Independent|
|N/A1||Lagitupu Tuilimu||8 December 2000||24 February 2001||Independent|
|24 February 2001||14 December 2001||Independent|
|14 December 2001||24 August 2002||Independent|
|24 August 2002||27 August 2004||Independent|
|27 August 2004||14 August 2006||Independent|
|14 August 2006||29 September 2010||Independent|
|29 September 2010||24 December 2010||Independent|
|24 December 2010||1 August 2013||Independent|
|1 August 2013||Incumbent||Independent|
- "Tuvalu: Year In Review 2001". Britannica. 2001. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
- Lansford, Tom (2015). Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press.