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|Prime Minister of Tuvalu|
14 August 2006 – 29 September 2010
|Governor General||Filoimea Telito
|Preceded by||Maatia Toafa|
|Succeeded by||Maatia Toafa|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Environment, Trade, Labour and Tourism|
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)|
|Born||19 August 1955|
|Died||19 November 2018
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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with Yasuo Fukuda (at the Prime Minister's Official Residence on December 6, 2007)
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