Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands

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Prime Minister of Solomon Islands
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Incumbent
Manasseh Sogavare

since 9 December 2014
Residence Red House, Honiara
Appointer Frank Kabui
Term length At the Governor-General's pleasure
Inaugural holder Peter Kenilorea
Formation 7 July 1978
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The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands' head of government, consequent on being the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the National Parliament. Since 9 December 2014, the Prime Minister has been Manasseh Sogavare (elected as an independent MP[1]).[2]

Solomon Islands is a Commonwealth realm; the functions of the head of state are performed on behalf of the Sovereign by the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, who is nominated by Parliament.

The Prime Minister's official residence is Red House in Honiara.

List of Prime Ministers of Solomon Islands (1978–present)[edit]

Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Peter Kenilorea
(1943–2016)
7 July 1978 31 August 1981 Solomon Islands United Party
2 Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
31 August 1981 19 November 1984 People's Alliance Party
(1) Sir Peter Kenilorea
(1943–2016)
19 November 1984 1 December 1986 Solomon Islands United Party
3 Ezekiel Alebua
(1947–)
1 December 1986 28 March 1989 Solomon Islands United Party
(2) Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
28 March 1989 18 June 1993 People's Alliance Party /
Group for National Unity and Reconciliation
4 Sir Francis Billy Hilly
(1948–)
18 June 1993 7 November 1994 Independent /
National Coalition Partnership
(2) Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
7 November 1994 27 August 1997 Group for National Unity and Reconciliation
5 Bartholomew Ulufa'alu
(1950–2007)
27 August 1997 30 June 2000 Solomon Islands Liberal Party

Solomon Islands Alliance for Change
6 Manasseh Sogavare
(1955–)
30 June 2000 17 December 2001 People's Progressive Party
7 Sir Allan Kemakeza
(1950–)
17 December 2001 20 April 2006 People's Alliance Party
8 Snyder Rini
(1949–)
20 April 2006 4 May 2006 Association of Independent Members
(6) Manasseh Sogavare
(1955–)
4 May 2006 20 December 2007 Solomon Islands Social Credit Party
9 Derek Sikua
(1959–)
20 December 2007 25 August 2010 Solomon Islands Liberal Party
10 Danny Philip
(1953–)
25 August 2010 16 November 2011 Reform Democratic Party
11 Gordon Darcy Lilo
(1965–)
16 November 2011 9 December 2014 National Coalition for Reform and Advancement
(6) Manasseh Sogavare
(1955–)
9 December 2014 Incumbent Independent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS", Solomon Islands Electoral Commission
  2. ^ "Manasseh Sogavare retakes top job as Solomon Islands prime minister; promises to rebuild economy", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 9 December 2014