President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

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President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
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John Momis

since June 10, 2010
Appointer Direct Election
Term length Five years and renewable once
Inaugural holder Joseph Kabui
Formation June 15, 2005
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The President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville governs the island, which is an autonomous entity within Papua New Guinea.

The first President of Bougainville was Joseph Kabui,[1] who was elected in June 2005,[1] following the 2000 peace agreement which ended the Bougainville War. Kabui died of an apparent heart attack on June 7, 2008,[1] and Vice-President John Tabinaman took over as Acting President until a new election was held.[2]

Bougainvilleans elected the next President in December 2008, choosing James Tanis.[3]

List of Presidents of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville[edit]

Number Name Term start Term end Party
1 Joseph Kabui June 15, 2005 June 7, 2008 Bougainville People's Congress
2 John Tabinaman (acting) June 7, 2008 January 6, 2009
3 James Tanis January 6, 2009 June 10, 2010 Bougainville People's Congress
4 John Momis June 10, 2010[4] June 10, 2015 New Bougainville Party
June 10, 2015 -


  1. ^ a b c "Bougainville president Kabui dies". The Age. 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Funeral for Bougainville leader", BBC News, June 10, 2008.
  3. ^ "Bougainville presidential election shapes up as referendum on mining". Radio New Zealand International. August 29, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-11). "Momis sworn in, Caretaker announced". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-06-13.