Patrick Nisira

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Patrick Nisira
Vice-President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
Assumed office
10 June 2010
Preceded by Ezekiel Massat
Personal details
Political party Independent

Patrick Nisira is a Bougainvillean politician. He was appointed as the current Vice President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville by President John Momis on 10 June 2010.[1]

Nisira represents the Halia constituency in North Bougainville[1] as an independent.[2] He previously served as the Works Minister in the government of former President James Tanis.[1] Tanis was defeated for re-election by John Momis in the 2010 presidential election.[1] Nisira was one of the few members of Tanis' cabinet to win re-election in the simultaneous general election,[3] defeating challenger Damian Kora with 1,764 votes to Kora's 512 votes.[4]

Newly elected President John Momis appointed Nisira as his Vice-President on 10 June 2010—the same date as his presidential inauguration.[1] Nisira served a five-year term as Vice-President and was appointed to a second term in 2015. Nisira was also appointed as Health Minister within Momis's cabinet on 23 June 2010.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-11). "Momis sworn in, Caretaker announced". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  2. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-09). "2nd Autonomous Bougainville Government House of Representatives". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-04). "Sitting politicians routed in Bougainville vote". Radio New Zealand International. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-10). "Minister Returns". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-23). "Momis Appoints His Ministers". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-07-06.