Leaders of Fiji
(Republic of Fiji)
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Note: From the accession to independence (10 Oct 1970) to the adoption of the Republic (7 Oct 1987) the head of State was the British monarch, i.e. Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a Governor-General.

Parties: FAP: Fijian Alliance Party - FFP: FijiFirst Party - FLP: Fiji Labour Party - FPP-SVT: Fijian Political Party - FUP-SDL: Fijian United Party


Heads of State
Governors-General
Robert Sidney Foster         10 Oct 1970 - 13 Jan 1973 (†2005)
George Cakobau               13 Jan 1973 - 12 Feb 1983 (†1989)
Penaia Kanatabatu Ganilau    12 Feb 1983 -  6 Oct 1987 (†1993)

Head of the Interim Military Government
Sitiveni Rabuka               7 Oct 1987 -  5 Dec 1987         military 

Presidents of the Republic
Penaia Kanatabatu Ganilau     5 Dec 1987 - 15 Dec 1993 (†1993) n/p
Kamisese Mara                16 Dec 1993 - 29 May 2000 (†2004) n/p (acting to 18 Jan 1994)

Head of the interim Military Government
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama    29 May 2000 - 13 Jul 2000         military

Presidents of the Republic
Ratu Josefa Iloilo           18 Jul 2000 - 30 Jul 2009 (†2011) n/p (interim to 15 Mar 2001)
 Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama    5 Dec 2006 -  4 Jan 2007         military (acting for Iloilo)
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau        30 Jul 2009 - 12 Nov 2015         n/p (acting to 5 Nov 2009)
Jioji Konousi Konrote        12 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2021         FFP
Ratu Wiliame Katonivere      12 Nov 2021 -                     FFP

Prime Ministers
Kamisese Mara                10 Oct 1970 - 13 Apr 1987 (†2004) FAP
Timoci Uluivuda Bavadra      13 Apr 1987 - 14 May 1987 (†1989) FLP
Sitiveni Rabuka              14 May 1987 -  5 Dec 1987         military
Kamisese Mara                 5 Dec 1987 -  2 Jun 1992 (†2004) FAP
Sitiveni Rabuka               2 Jun 1992 - 19 May 1999         FPP-SVT
Mahendra Chaudhry            19 May 1999 - 27 May 2000         FLP
Tevita Momoedonu             27 May 2000 - 27 May 2000         FLP (acting, minutes)
Laisenia Qarase               4 Jul 2000 - 14 Mar 2001 (†2020) n/p 
Tevita Momoedonu             14 Mar 2001 - 16 Mar 2001 (†2020) FLP
Laisenia Qarase              16 Mar 2001 -  5 Dec 2006 (†2020) FUP-SDL (interim to 10 Sep 2001)
Jona Baravilala Senilagakali  6 Dec 2006 -  5 Jan 2007 (†2011) n/p (interim)
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama     5 Jan 2007 -  9 Apr 2009         military (interim)
Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama    11 Apr 2009 -                     military, FFP (interim to 22 Sep 2014)

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