Manasseh Sogavare

Manasseh Damukana Sogavare (born 17 January 1955) is a Solomon Islands politician serving as the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands since 24 April 2019. He has previously held the role of Prime Minister between 2000 and 2001, between 2006 and 2007, and between 2014 and 2017. Before becoming Prime Minister, Sogavare served in the National Parliament as Member for East Choiseul beginning in 1997.[1]

Manasseh Sogavare
Manasseh Sogavare in 2016
Prime Minister of Solomon Islands
Assumed office
24 April 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralFrank Kabui
David Vunagi
DeputyManasseh Maelanga
Preceded byRick Houenipwela
In office
9 December 2014  15 November 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralFrank Kabui
Preceded byGordon Darcy Lilo
Succeeded byRick Houenipwela
In office
4 May 2006  20 December 2007
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralNathaniel Waena
Preceded bySnyder Rini
Succeeded byDerek Sikua
In office
30 June 2000  17 December 2001
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralJohn Lapli
Preceded byBartholomew Ulufa'alu
Succeeded byAllan Kemakeza
Member of Parliament for East Choiseul
Assumed office
1997
Preceded byAllan Qurusu
Personal details
Born (1955-01-17) 17 January 1955 (age 66)
Popondetta, Northern Province, Papua New Guinea
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Emmy Sogavare