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Kinza Clodumar

In office
February 13, 1997 – June 18, 1998
Preceded by Ruben Kun
Succeeded by Bernard Dowiyogo

Born February 8, 1945 (1945-02-08) (age 64)
Boe
Political party Centre Party

HE Kinza Godfrey Clodumar (born February 8, 1945) is a political figure from Nauru who was President of Nauru from 1997 to 1998.

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Background

The Honourable
 Kinza Clodumar MP

Member of the Nauruan Parliament
for Aiwo
In office
January 25, 1971 – January 29, 1979
Preceded by Itubwa Amram
Succeeded by David Agir
In office
December 5, 1983 – December 9, 1989
Preceded by David Agir
Succeeded by Theodore Moses

Member of the Nauruan Parliament for Boe
In office
November 20, 1995 – May 5, 2003
Preceded by Michael Aroi
Succeeded by Mathew Batsiua

Born 8 February 1945 (1945-02-08) (age 64)
Nauru
Nationality Nauru Nauruan
Political party Centre Party
Religion Christian

Clodumar was born in Boe. He is a member of the indigenous population of Nauru, and he is concerned with environmental issues. He was a Member of Parliament for many years and served as Minister of Finance from 2003 until October 2004.

President of Nauru

Clodumar was President of Nauru from February 12, 1997 until June 18, 1998, when he was deposed in a no confidence vote.

Post-Presidency and political role

Clodumar is the only Nauruan politician to have been elected to parliament in two different constituencies. He served his first two terms for the Aiwo Constituency when ousting Itubwa Amram in the 1971 elections; after being re-elected thrice Clodumar resigns his post in early 1979, but has been re-elected in the 1983 elections. In 1992 he did not candidate for a seat and moved to the neighbouring Boe Constituency where he was re-elected in 1995 to serve a third term in parliament.

Clodumar has given and withdrawn support from several other Nauruan politicians, including Bernard Dowiyogo, René Harris and Ludwig Scotty. For presidents, withdrawal of support by Clodumar often meant that a President will lose a no confidence vote.

In 2003, Clodumar himself tried to regain the presidency of Nauru twice, but narrowly lost the parliamentary vote both times. He lost his seat in Parliament in the October 2004 election.

Clodumar is also noted for having founded and led the Centre Party.

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