Hon. Ro Teimumu Vuikaba Kepa

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Hon. Ro Teimumu Vuikaba Kepa

Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)

Term: 2001-06; 2006; 2014-18; 2018-22

Electorate: Fiji

Province: N/A

Political Status: Member of Parliament (Opposition)

Honourable Ro Teimumu Vuikaba Kepa was first elected in 2014 as the head of SODELPA and became the first Fijian woman to serve as Leader of the Opposition. She was re-elected in 2018 and continued as a Member of Opposition in the Fijian Parliament. Prior to her election following the 2006 coup, Hon. Ro Teimumu Kepa held the position of Deputy Prime Minister in the SDL Government from 2001 to 2006.

As a traditional leader, Hon. Ro Teimumu Kepa is the paramount chief of the Burebasaga Confederacy, she holds the title of Na Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi. She began her political career in 1999 and has since served on various capacities as Senator, Minister for Women, Culture and Social Welfare and Minister for Education, Youth and Sports.