Fatafehi Fakafanua

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Lord
Fatafehi Fakafanua
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 July 2012
Preceded by Lord Lasike
Member of Parliament
for Ha‘apai
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 April 2008
Personal details
Political party none (Nobles' Representative)

Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomana‘ia Fakafanua, styled Lord Fakafanua, is a Tongan politician, Lord of the Realm and Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly.

He was bestowed with the title Fakafanua, one of the thirty-three hereditary titles of the Tongan nobility, on 24 April 2006.[1] The title is attached to the estates of Ma'ufanga (on Tongatapu) and Faleloa (on Ha'apai), and enables its holder to be elected to the Legislative Assembly as a Representative of the Nobility. During the April 2008 general election, the first following his elevation to the titled nobility, he was elected as a representative for Ha'apai. He was re-elected in the November 2010 general election.[2]

On 19 July 2012 he was elected Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly following Lord Lasike's removal from office.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New noble bestowed with title", Pacnews, 27 April 2006
  2. ^ "Lord Fakafanua", Parliament of Tonga
  3. ^ "Tonga names new Speaker after Lord Lasike barred from Parliament". Radio New Zealand International. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-19.