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Frank Bainimarama

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8th Prime Minister of Fiji
Assumed office
5 January 2007
Acting: 5 January 2007 – 22 September 2014
President Josefa Iloilo
Epeli Nailatikau
George Konrote
Preceded by Jona Senilagakali
President of Fiji
Acting
In office
5 December 2006 – 4 January 2007
Prime Minister Jona Senilagakali
Preceded by Josefa Iloilo
Succeeded by Josefa Iloilo
In office
29 May 2000 – 13 July 2000
Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase
Preceded by Kamisese Mara
Succeeded by Josefa Iloilo
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
9 September 2016 – 28 January 2019
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Inoke Kubuabola
Succeeded by Inia Seruiratu
Minister for Immigration, National Security and Defence
Acting
In office
31 August 2016 – 9 September 2016
Preceded by Timoci Natuva
Succeeded by Inoke Kubuabola
Personal details
Born
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama

27 April 1954 (1954-04-27) (age 66)
Kiuva, Colony of Fiji
Political party FijiFirst
Spouse(s) Maria Makitalena
Children 5
Alma mater Dalhousie University
Military service
Allegiance Fiji
Branch/service Fijian Navy
Years of service 1975–2014
Rank Commodore

Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, CF, MSD, OStJ, Fijian Navy, known commonly as Frank Bainimarama and sometimes by the chiefly title Ratu (born 27 April 1954) is a Fijian naval officer and politician. He became the Prime Minister of Fiji in January 2007.

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