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The Canadian territory of Nunavut was formed on April 1, 1999 through the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. Nunavut, since its formation, has had a consensus government. In a consensus government, the Premier is elected by the non-partisan members of the Legislative Assembly. Prior to April 1, 1999, the land that Nunavut occupies was part of the Northwest Territories.[1]

The territory's first premier, Paul Okalik, was elected after the 1999 general elections. He was re-elected to a second term after the 2004 general elections.[2] Although Okalik was re-elected to a third term after the 2008 general elections in the Iqaluit West riding, he was defeated by newly elected MLA Eva Aariak in the premiership vote on November 14.[3]


Premiers of Nunavut

Premier Start of time in office End of time in office Total time in office Assemblies Riding Political Party
Paul Okalik.jpg 1st Paul Okalik April 1, 1999 November 14, 2008 &0000000000000009.0000009 years, &0000000000000227.000000227 days 1st
Iqaluit West Independent
2nd Eva Aariak November 14, 2008 Incumbent &0000000000000001.0000001 year, &0000000000000063.00000063 days 3rd Iqaluit East Independent

Living former premiers

As of January 2010, one former premier is alive, Paul Okalik (1999-2008, born 1964). Since the creation of the office in 1999, no former premier has died.

Name Term Date of birth
Paul Okalik 1999–2008 May 26, 1964 (1964-05-26) (age 45)

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