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List of Speakers of the Parliament of Tuvalu

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List of Speakers of the Parliament of Tuvalu

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
The Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu is the presiding officer of that legislature - the Parliament of Tuvalu (Palamene o Tuvalu).[1] [2]
# Incumbent Tenure Political affiliation Prime Minister Ref(s)
Took office Left office
1 Tupua Leupena 1981 1985   Independent Toaripi Lauti
Tomasi Puapua
2 Vasa Founkuku Vave 1985 1989   Independent Tomasi Puapua
3 Kokea Malua 1989 1993   Independent Bikenibeu Paeniu
4 Tomasi Puapua 1993 1998   Independent Kamuta Latasi
Bikenibeu Paeniu
5 Tomu Sione 1998 2002   Independent Bikenibeu Paeniu
Ionatana Ionatana
Lagitupu Tuilimu
Faimalaga Luka
Koloa Talake
6 Faimalaga Luka 2002 2003   Independent Saufatu Sopoanga [5]
7 Otinielu Tausi 2003 2006   Independent Saufatu Sopoanga
Maatia Toafa
8 Kamuta Latasi 2006 2010   Independent Apisai Ielemia [6][7][8]
9 Isaia Italeli 2010 2010   Independent Maatia Toafa [7]
(8) Kamuta Latasi 2010 2014   Independent Willy Telavi
Enele Sopoaga
(7) Otinielu Tausi 2014 Incumbent   Independent Enele Sopoaga [9][10]


  1. ^ "Current Members (including Ministers and Private Members)". The Parliament of Tuvalu. 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 1981. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 1998. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 2002. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tuvalu has new speaker".  
  6. ^ "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 2006. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Palamene o Tuvalu (Parliament of Tuvalu)". Inter-Parliamentary Union. 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tuvalu PM re-elected, seeks to form govt".  
  9. ^ Matau, Robert (4 March 2014). "Tuvalu’s new speaker". Islands Business. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tuvalu PM says ousted speaker misinterpreted constitution". Radio New Zealand International. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
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