Taneti Mamau

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Taneti Mamau
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Taneti Mamau
President of Kiribati
Assumed office
11 March 2016
Vice PresidentKourabi Nenem
Preceded byAnote Tong
Personal details
Born (1960-09-16) 16 September 1960 (age 58)
Onotoa, Gilbert and Ellice Islands (now Kiribati)
Political partyTobwaan Kiribati Party
Spouse(s)Teiraeng Mamau

Taneti Mamau, born 16 September 1960 in Onotoa,[1] is the President of Kiribati. He began his term on March 11, 2016.[2][3]

He was the single opposition candidate[4] for the 2016 presidential election, where he was supported by the new coalition of the Tobwaan Kiribati Party. He received the support of the former president Teburoro Tito,[5] the predecessor of Anote Tong (who was president for 12 years, the maximum authorised by the constitution). Mwamwau was re-elected a member[6] of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu (parliament) in December 2015 in Onotoa, his hometown. Previously, he was the Finance Minister under President Tito.

He was installed as the Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific on 3 August 2018.[7]

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  1. ^ "President Taneti Maamau", Republic of Kiribati Presidential Web Portal
  2. ^ "Taneti Maamau declared new president of Kiribati - Fiji Times Online". Fijitimes.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Kiribati: un nouveau président élu à la place d'un champion de la cause climatique". Tahiti-infos.com. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  4. ^ "Pacific Islands News Association : PACNEWS - News reader". Pina.com.fj. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  5. ^ "Three in the running for Kiribati presidential election | Dateline Pacific, 6:05 am on 10 February 2016 | Radio New Zealand". Radionz.co.nz. 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  6. ^ "Maneaba Ni Maungatabu" (PDF). Parliament.gov.ki. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  7. ^ "Chancellor". University of the South Pacific. August 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
Political offices
Preceded by
Anote Tong
President of Kiribati