|Prime Minister of Tuvalu|
14 December 2001 – 2 August 2002
|Preceded by||Faimalaga Luka|
|Succeeded by||Saufatu Sopoanga|
|Born||7 June 1934|
Vaitupu, Gilbert and Ellice Islands
|Died||May 26, 2008 (aged 73)|
Auckland, New Zealand
The Rt Hon Koloa Talake (7 June 1934 – 26 May 2008) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu. He represented the constituency of Vaitupu in the Parliament of Tuvalu. He served as finance minister and was the prime minister for a short period of time.
Prime Minister of Tuvalu
Talake was defeated in elections in 2002.
Significant issues during premiership
In 2002, he coordinated an effort, together with the leaders of Kiribati and Maldives to sue the governments of the United States and Australia for failing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol and for their greenhouse gas emissions, which the leaders claimed, resulted in rising sea levels that would eventually flood their countries.
Succession and later life
| Prime Minister of Tuvalu
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