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Sir Allan Kemakeza (born 1951) is the current Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands. His People's Alliance Party won 20 of 49 seats in the parliamentary elections of December 5, 2001, becoming the largest party in parliament. He was elected by parliament on 17 December 2001, with 29 out of 50 votes, and sworn in on December 19, 2001. Before he became Prime Minister, there was much turmoil in the Solomon Islands because of rivalry between militias from the various islands, which reached its height in June 2000, when a coup took place. Problems still continue today, but Kemakeza's government has allowed the international community, including peacekeepers, to help solve the problems. An Australian led peace keeping force named RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands) is in place, based in Honiara.
See also: List of national leaders
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