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  Tuvalu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Ionatana Ionatana, prime minister since Mar., 1999, died in Dec., 2000; the following February, Faimalaga Luka was elected to succeed him.
In Dec., 2001, Luka lost a no-confidence vote.
Koloa Talake was chosen to succeed him, but he lost his seat in the elections in July, 2002.
www.bartleby.com /65/tu/Tuvalu.html   (392 words)

 Freedom in the World 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Telake was in office for barely half a year, having become prime minister in December 2001 after his predecessor, Faimalaga Luka, was ousted in a no-confidence vote.
Luka, in turn, had become prime minister only in February of that year after the sudden death in office of Ionatana Ionatana.
Parliament appointed Faimalaga Luka the new governor-general in September 2003.
www.freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2004/countryratings/tuvalu.htm   (942 words)

 Tuvalu has a new governor general   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Faimalaga Luka, who was recently also Speaker of Parliament, was sworn into office at a ceremony in the capital, Funafuti yesterday.
Mr Luka was Prime Minister for a few months in 2000 after he replaced the late Ionatana Ionatana.
PACNEWS has been reliably told that Mr Luka who was a member of the opposition was appointed the new Governor General by Prime Minister Saufatu Sopoanga, in an attempt to win support from opposition members.
www.hellopacific.com /news/general/news/2003/09/09/09regf.html   (183 words)

 Commonwealth Yearbook Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In April 1999 Paeniu lost a no-confidence vote of the assembly and education and health minister Ionatana Ionatana was elected by parliament to succeed him.
Ionatana died suddenly in December 2000 and Deputy Prime Minister Lagitupu Tuilimu acted as prime minister until the assembly elected Faimalaga Luka to the post in February 2001.
Koloa Talake was chosen to succeed Luka as prime minister when in December 2001 four MPs changed their allegiance.
www.thecommonwealth.org /Templates/YearbookInternal.asp?NodeID=139465   (381 words)

 Pacific Islands
The PM lost his nominee to that of the opposition's and former prime minister and a senior member of the opposition Faimalaga Luka is now speaker of Tuvalu's 15-member legislature.
Ironically, Luka is one of two representatives of Nukufetau Island.
Luka said the order has not been issued, but government has advised him of it.
www.pacificislands.cc /pm82003/pmdefault.php?urlarticleid=0036   (986 words)

 Radio Australia - News - Tuvula holds state funeral for governor general   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The late governor general of Tuvalu, Faimalaga Luka, has been buried following a state funeral in the capital, Funafuti.
Mr Luka, died last Friday at the Suva Private Hospital in Fiji where he was being treated for heart disease.
Mr Luka served Tuvalu for more than 40 years - 30 years as a public servant and 10 years in politics.
www.radioaustralia.net.au /news/stories/s1446230.htm   (202 words)

 House majority hangs in the balance in Tuvalu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the time of his appointment Mr Luka was a member of the opposition and Speaker of the House.
Mr Luka took over as governor-general, following Sir Dr Tomasi Puapua's retirement last month at 65 - the compulsory age for retirement.
Faimalaga Luka has had to relinquish his seat of Nukufetau to take up the position of governor-general and hence the need for a by-election.
www.hellopacific.com /news/general/news/2003/10/09/09rego.html   (408 words)

 Faimalaga Luka -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Faimalaga Luka -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Faimalaga Luka (born 1940) is a former (Click link for more info and facts about Governor-General) Governor-General and former Prime Minister of (A group of coral islands in Micronesia southwest of Hawaii) Tuvalu.
See also: (Click link for more info and facts about List of national leaders) List of national leaders.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fa/faimalaga_luka.htm   (150 words)

 Cook Islands opposition leader voices concern over Pacific Plan
Radio Tuvalu reports that the late Mr Luka was referred to Fiji for medical treatment where he died last Friday.
The former Tuvalu leader, who was born in 1940, spent 40 years in the civil service and in politics.
Mr Luka was first elected to Parliament in September 1993 before he became minister for health from 1994 to 1996.
www.rnzi.com /pages/news.php?op=read&id=18885   (174 words)

Bikenibeu Paeniu, the former Prime Minister, was forced out of office on April 13 by a vote of no confidence, but did continue to head the caretaker government and the election took place.
In December, 2000, Ionatana died of heart failure while in office, and Faimalaga Luka was subsequently elected as Prime Minister by the parliament members.
In December 2001, a vote of no confidence ousted Luka, and Koloa Talake was elected.
www.tuvaluislands.com /govern.htm   (619 words)

 Freedom in the World 2001 - 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In December 2000, Prime Minister Ionatana Ionatana suffered a heart attack and died immediately after a speech at a public function.
In February 2001, Faimalaga Luka was elected as his successor by the parliament after a period of official mourning.
Tuvalu, along with several other Pacific Island nations, received a request in November from Australia to shelter asylum seekers from the Middle East whom Australia refused to accept.
www.freedomhouse.org /research/freeworld/2002/countryratings/tuvalu.htm   (546 words)

In February 2001, Faimalaga Luka was elected prime minister.
However, Luka's government lost a no-confidence vote in December and Luka was replaced as prime minister by Koloa Talake.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0019876.html   (549 words)

 All the Disappearing Islands
“Tuvaluans are blessed,” wrote former Prime Minister Faimalaga Luka.
In 2001, rich nations pledged $0.4 billion a year to help developing countries adapt to climate change, while spending $80 billion annually on energy subsidies, mostly for fossil fuels.
In the Pacific, the frustration is apparent: “Tuvalu’s voice in the debate is small, rarely heard, and heeded not at all,” wrote former Prime Minister Faimalaga Luka.
www.mojones.com /news/feature/2003/07/ma_444_01.html   (4498 words)

 Tuvalu ISP site : FANOANOA O TE KOVANA MUA KO FAIMALAGA LUKA OBE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A te fanoanoa o te kovana mua o te atufenua ko Faimalaga Luka ne fai i te aso nei Aso Faa po 25 o Aokuso 2005 i Funafuti nei.
Ne fakafetaui te faletua fanoanoa ko Sikiona Luka, tena tama fafine mo te kaiga faimalaga mai Fiiti ne te Ulu o te Atufenua mo te Faletua, Te Ulu o te Malo mo tena Faletua,mo te sui malu mai Nukufetau ko Saufatu Sopoaga mo tena Faletua.
A Faimalaga ne galue i te malo mo tausaga e 30 koi tuai a ia o kau atu ki te palamene mo se 10 tausaga.
www.tuvalu.tv /tiki/tiki-read_article.php?articleId=9   (657 words)

 Go Asia Pacific Breaking News Pacific - Court action over Tuvalu's political standoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tuvalu's Opposition party has taken Prime Minister Safatu Sapoanga to court for refusing to convene Parliament after the election of the Speaker.
A new Speaker, Faimalaga Luka was elected two weeks ago after the Governor General intervened and ordered that Parliament be convened.
Now, the Opposition leader, Amasone Kilei has accused the Prime Minister of trying to put off the sitting of Parliament until the end of the year.
www.abc.net.au /asiapacific/news/GoAsiaPacificBNP_894436.htm   (132 words)

 NEW WRITING: From the South - NI 339 - Country profile: Tuvalu
In such a small country everyone and everything is known and watched.
Prime Minister Faimalaga Luka is a seasoned administrator, drawn from just 15 MPs and the Government is generally financially prudent — if stingy in its health and education spending.
But the country’s politics are based on a tussle between island groups while an √©lite performs political magic tricks.
www.newint.org /issue339/profile.htm   (1009 words)

 Pacific Islands
The present parliament has just 12 elected members and a government comprising a Prime Minister, elected by parliament, and a small cabinet of other MPs as his ministers.
In December, a change of government happened after four MPs withdrew their support for prime minister Faimalaga Luka, who took over following the death earlier in the year of his predecessor, Ionatana Ionatana.
For years one of the poorest of Pacific Island states, Tuvalu is now enjoying prosperity of several millions of dollars a year revenue from the licensing of its dot-tv domain to a North American Internet company, from foreign fishing licence fees, and interest from a growing national investment fund.
www.pacificislands.cc /pm12002/pmdefault.php?urlarticleid=0016   (6585 words)

 Pacific Islands
Faimalaga Luka was elected Prime Minister of Tuvalu in late February.
He succeeds the late Ionatana Ionatana, who died of a heart attack last December.
Luka, a former civil servant turned politician, was elected by Parliament during a secret ballot.
www.pacificislands.cc /pm52001/pmdefault.php?urlarticleid=0019   (715 words)

 Pacific Islands: PINA and Pacific   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Radio Tuvalu News reports that the late Mr Luka was referred to Fiji for medical treatment where he passed away last Friday (19 Aug).
The former Tuvalu leader spent 40 years in the civil service and in politics.
Likewise, the Taiwan Ambassador in Tuvalu Dr Feng Tai sent a letter to Prime Minister to express condolences of his government and its people.
www.pacificislands.cc /pina/pinadefault2.php?urlpinaid=16564   (331 words)

 Pacific Beat - New PM for Tuvalu
Koloa Talake was elected by Parliament on Thursday afternoon and was due to be sworn in by Govenor General Sir Tomasi Puapua on Friday.
Former Prime Minister Faimalaga Luka was ousted the previous Friday after four members of his government crossed the floor to join opposition in a vote of no confidence.
Tuvalu's secretary to government, Panapase Nelisoni, says that followed some public concern about government spending.
www.abc.net.au /ra/pacbeat/stories/s440821.htm   (81 words)

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