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Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

Prime Minister of Solomon Islands
Praem Minista blo Solomon Aelan (Pijin)
Coat of Arms of Solomon Islands
Incumbent
Manasseh Sogavare
since 24 April 2019
ResidenceRed House, Honiara
AppointerElected by the members of Parliament
Term lengthUntil next election
Inaugural holderPeter Kenilorea
Formation7 July 1978
Salary143,000 SBD/US$ 17,439 annually[1]

The prime minister of Solomon Islands is Solomon Islands' head of government, consequent on being the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the National Parliament. Since April 2019, the prime minister has been Manasseh Sogavare.

Solomon Islands is a Commonwealth realm; the functions of the head of state are performed on behalf of the monarch of Solomon Islands by the governor-general of Solomon Islands, who is nominated by Parliament.

The prime minister's official residence is Red House in Honiara.

List of prime ministers of Solomon Islands (1978–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Peter Kenilorea
(1943–2016)
7 July 1978 31 August 1981 3 years, 55 days Solomon Islands United Party
2 Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
31 August 1981 19 November 1984 3 years, 80 days People's Alliance Party
(1) Sir Peter Kenilorea
(1943–2016)
19 November 1984 1 December 1986 2 years, 12 days Solomon Islands United Party
3 Ezekiel Alebua
(1947–2022)
1 December 1986 28 March 1989 2 years, 117 days Solomon Islands United Party
(2) Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
28 March 1989 18 June 1993 4 years, 82 days People's Alliance Party /
Group for National Unity and Reconciliation
4 Sir Francis Billy Hilly
(born 1948)
18 June 1993 7 November 1994 1 year, 142 days Independent /
National Coalition Partnership
(2) Solomon Mamaloni
(1943–2000)
7 November 1994 27 August 1997 2 years, 293 days Group for National Unity and Reconciliation
5 Bartholomew Ulufa'alu
(1950–2007)
27 August 1997 30 June 2000 2 years, 308 days Solomon Islands Liberal Party

Solomon Islands Alliance for Change
6 Manasseh Sogavare
(born 1955)
30 June 2000 17 December 2001 1 year, 170 days People's Progressive Party
7 Allan Kemakeza
(born 1950)
17 December 2001 20 April 2006 4 years, 124 days People's Alliance Party
8 Snyder Rini
(born 1948)
20 April 2006 4 May 2006 14 days Association of Independent Members
(6) Manasseh Sogavare
(born 1955)
4 May 2006 20 December 2007 1 year, 230 days Solomon Islands Social Credit Party
9 Derek Sikua
(born 1959)
20 December 2007 25 August 2010 2 years, 248 days Solomon Islands Liberal Party
10 Danny Philip
(born 1953)
25 August 2010 16 November 2011 1 year, 83 days Reform Democratic Party
11 Gordon Darcy Lilo
(born 1965)
16 November 2011 9 December 2014 3 years, 23 days National Coalition for Reform and Advancement
(6) Manasseh Sogavare
(born 1955)
9 December 2014 15 November 2017 2 years, 341 days Independent
12 Rick Houenipwela
(born 1958)
15 November 2017 24 April 2019 1 year, 160 days Democratic Alliance Party
(6) Manasseh Sogavare
(born 1955)
24 April 2019 Incumbent 4 years, 305 days Independent

See also

References

  1. ^ Government of the Solomon Islands. "Parliament Entitlements Regulations, 2008" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-06-29.
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