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Tui Macuata Is President Elect

Originally from Naduri village in Macuata, he becomes the first Chief from his province to be elected as President.
22 Oct 2021 11:00
Tui Macuata Is President Elect
Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere at the Prime Minister’s residence in Suva on October 20, 2021.

Tui Macuata, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere is now the President elect.

He was chosen after parliament convened this morning to elect the nation’s new President through a secret ballot where all members of parliament were present in the house to cast their vote.

Opposition parties Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and National Federation Party (NFP) nominated the Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Vuikaba Kepa for the presidential role.

Ratu Wiliame secured 28 votes while Ro Teimumu collected 23.

Originally from Naduri village in Macuata, he becomes the first Chief from his province to be elected as President.

At 57, he will also be the nation’s youngest President.

He will be sworn in at a date that is yet to be set as current President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote’s presidential term expires next month.

 

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