New Prime Minister for Tuvalu

Maatia Toafa has been named as Tuvalu 's next prime minister. [Tuvalu Government]
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Maatia Toafa has been named as Tuvalu 's next prime minister. [Tuvalu Government]

Last Updated: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 16:48:00 +1000

Tuvalu's Governor General has declared Maatia Toafa, the island's new Prime Minister after he secured eight votes in a secret ballot.

Mr Toafa defeated Kausea Natano who secured seven votes.

Prime Minister Toafa is yet to name his cabinet.

He was Tuvalu's Prime Minister from 2004 until 2006 and the Leader of the Opposition for the last four years.

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