Banuera Berina

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Banuera Berina
Personal details
Born3 November
Beru
Political partyMaurin Kiribati Party (Before
2013)

Tobwaan Kiribati Party (2016ā€“2019)
Kiribati Moa (2019-2020)
Boutokaan Kiribati Moa Party (2020-)
Alma materUniversity of Otago

Banuera Berina (born in Beru) is a lawyer and a politician from Kiribati, representing Kuria in the House of Assembly. He is currently the lone opposition candidate in the 2020 Kiribati presidential election.[1]

Berina was a private lawyer since 1992. In May 2003, Berina was first elected to Parliament for the district of South Tarawa and eventually rose to become the chairman of the ruling Tobwaan Kiribati Party. On 3 November 2019, after President Taneti Maamau of the party switched from a pro-Taiwan to a pro-China stance, he founded and became the Chairman of the Kiribati First Party along with 12 other MPs.[2][3] He ran as the single opposition candidate in the 2020 Kiribati presidential election, where he was supported by the Boutokaan Kiribati Moa Party, formed following the merger of his party and the Pillars of Truth Party.[1]

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  1. ā†‘ 1.0 1.1 "Kiribati to hold presidential election today". Radio New Zealand. 22 June 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  2. ā†‘ "Kiribati govt loses majority in Parliament". RNZ. 4 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  3. ā†‘ "Kiribati: Government loses majority in China switch fallout". ABC Radio Australia. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.


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