Tuvalu Ministers

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Kingdom of Tuvalu/ Fakave Aliki-Maloi Tuvalu
(Female suffrage 1936/67)

Formerly the Island of Ellice in the British Colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands before becoming an independent federal constitutional monarchy in 1978 (Gilbert Island today is Kiribati) With its 8.200 inhabitants one of the smallest nations of the world

1978- Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Tuvalu and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (01.10-)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1952

1989-93 Minister of Local Government, Education and Health Naama Maheu Laatasi
Between 1989-circa 99 Member of Nanumea Island Parliament and Responsible for Education, Culture, Women's Affairs, Youth, Sport, Community Affairs, Non-Governmental Organizations, Museums, Libraries and Arichives. 1989-97 the first and only female MP. Wife of former Premier and Speaker of the Parliament Lord Kamuta Laatasi. Lady Laatasi (d. 2012)

2011-13 Minister for Home Affairs and Rural Development Pelenike Tekinene Isaia
Elected MP in 2011 as the second female parliamentarian in the country's history in the seat held by her husband until his death.



Last update 14.04.15