Teatao Teannaki

Teatao Teannaki

Birth
Death 11 Oct 2016 (aged 79–80)
Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 171206861 · View Source
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Kiribatian Statesman. He served as the President of Kiribati from July 4, 1991 to May 24, 1994. He was first elected to represent Abiang in the House of Assembly of Kiribati. Later, beginning in 1979, he served as vice president under President Ieremia Tabai. He also served as the minister of home affairs in 1987, and as minister of finance from 1987 to 1991. In 1991 he was narrowly elected to replace Tabai as president and served until being defeated for reelection in 1994. During his presidential term, he also served as foreign minister for two years. After leaving office, he remained a leading figure in the National Progressive Party. He was appointed speaker of the parliament in February of 2016 and was serving in this post when he passed away of a heart attack.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 12 Oct 2016
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