Vice-President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

The Vice President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville is the second highest office in the province, which is an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. The current Vice-President is Patrick Nisira, who was sworn in on 25 September 2020 after his appointment by President Ishmael Toroama.[1]

Vice-President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
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Emblem of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville
Incumbent
Patrick Nisira

since 25 September 2020
AppointerPresident
Term lengthFive years and renewable once
Inaugural holderJoseph Watawi
Formation15 June 2005

The Vice-President is appointed by the President from among the members of the House of Representatives from one region other than the region from which the President comes from.[2]

List of vice-presidents of the Autonomous Region of BougainvilleEdit

Name Term start Term end
Joseph Watawi 15 June 2005 15 May 2007
John Tabinaman (acting) 15 May 2007[3][4] 19 January 2009
Ezekiel Massat 19 January 2009 10 June 2010
Patrick Nisira 10 June 2010[5] 22 February 2017 [6]
Raymond Masono 22 February 2017 [6] 25 September 2020
Patrick Nisira 25 September 2020 [7] Present
  1. Note: John Tabinaman served as the acting President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville from June 2008 until 6 January 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.abg.gov.pg/index.php/news/read/statement-by-the-president-on-the-occasion-of-the-swearing-in-ceremony-of-t
  2. ^ "Parliament".
  3. ^ "ABG names new vice-president". Island Business. 21 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  4. ^ Tabinaman sworn-in as vice-president Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (Post-Courier Online, 16 May 2007)
  5. ^ Laukai, Aloysius (2008-06-11). "Momis sworn in, Caretaker announced". New Dawn FM 95.3. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  6. ^ a b "New ABG Vice President". Autonomous Region of Bougainville. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.abg.gov.pg/index.php/news/read/statement-by-the-president-on-the-occasion-of-the-swearing-in-ceremony-of-t