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Apisai Ielemia
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Prime Minister of Tuvalu
In office
14 August 2006 – 29 September 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Filoimea Telito
Kamuta Latasi
Iakoba Italeli
Preceded by Maatia Toafa
Succeeded by Maatia Toafa
Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Environment, Trade, Labour and Tourism
In office
24 December 2010 – 2 August 2013
Prime Minister Willy Telavi
Preceded by Enele Sopoaga (Foreign Affairs, Environment and Labour)
Succeeded by Taukelina Finikaso (Minister of Environment, Foreign Affairs, Labour, and Trade)
Personal details
Born (1955-08-19)19 August 1955
Died 19 November 2018(2018-11-19) (aged 63)
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Spouse(s) Sikinala Ielemia

Apisai Ielemia (19 August 1955 – 19 November 2018) was a Tuvaluan politician. He was the tenth Prime Minister of Tuvalu from 2006 to 2010, and was returned as a member of parliament in 2010. He was re-elected to parliament in 2015.

On 5 October 2016, the High Court of Tuvalu declared that Ielemia’s parliamentary seat was vacant as he was not qualified to be a member of parliament, following his conviction on 6 May 2016 in the Magistrate’s Court of charges of abuse of office during the final year of his term as Prime Minister. Ielemia said he believed himself to be a member of parliament. Ielemia challenged the decision in 2017.

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