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Philip Boedoro (born 21 May 1958) is a Vanuatuan politician.

Philip Boedoro
President of Vanuatu
Acting
In office
3 September 2014 – 22 September 2014
Prime MinisterJoe Natuman
Preceded byIolu Abil
Succeeded byBaldwin Lonsdale
Speaker of the Parliament
In office
6 April 2013 – 16 June 2015
Preceded byGeorge Wells
Succeeded byMarcellino Pipite
Member of the Parliament
In office
2008–2016
ConstituencyMaewo
In office
2002–2004
ConstituencyMaewo
Personal details
Born (1958-05-21) 21 May 1958 (age 61)
Political partyVanua'aku Pati

BiographyEdit

Born on 21 May 1958, Boedoro was first elected to the parliament of Vanuatu in 2002 as a representative of Maewo.[1] He returned to the legislature in 2008, and was reelected in 2012. From April 2013 to June 2015, Boedoro served as Speaker of the Parliament of Vanuatu.[2] He was acting President of Vanuatu in September 2014.[3] In his capacity as speaker, Boedoro dismissed sixteen parliamentarians, all of whom filed a lawsuit against him. Boedoro's appeal of the case was dismissed in May 2015.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Isno, Vira (20 January 2015). "Hon. Philip Boedoro". Parliament of Vanuatu. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Vanuatu parliament appoints new speaker". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Vanuatu speaker becomes acting president". Radio New Zealand. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Vanuatu court dismisses appeal against MPs". Radio New Zealand. 11 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2017.