Kaveinga Faʻanunu

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Kaveinga Faʻanunu
Member of Parliament
for Tongatapu 9
In office
25 November 2010 – 24 July 2011
Preceded by none (constituency established)
Succeeded by Falisi Tupou
Majority 18.5%
Personal details
Born 30 July 1962
Died 24 July 2011
Nukuʻalofa
Political party Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Kaveinga Faʻanunu (July 30, 1962[1] – July 24, 2011[2]) was a Tongan politician

Having a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, he worked for nine years in various "forestry, agroforestry and managerial" positions in the government's forestry department, before going into politics. This included working for a time as Chief Executive Officer of Tonga Timber, a government-owned company.[3][4]

His brief career in national politics began when he was elected People's Representative for the ninth constituency of Tongatapu in the November 2010 general election. Standing as a candidate for the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands, he obtained 34% of the vote, seeing off fourteen other candidates.[5][6][7]

He died seven months later, on July 24, 2011, of "head and neck cancer", at Vaiola Hospital in Nukuʻalofa.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official biography on the website of the Parliament of Tonga
  2. ^ "Tongatapu MP dies", Matangi Tonga, July 25, 2011
  3. ^ Official biography on the website of the Parliament of Tonga
  4. ^ "Tonga Timber to be investigated over possible fraud", Taimi Media Network, December 22, 2010
  5. ^ Official biography on the website of the Parliament of Tonga
  6. ^ "Results: Tongatapu 9 election", government of Tonga
  7. ^ November 2010 election: results for Tongatapu, Matangi Tonga
  8. ^ "Tongatapu MP dies", Matangi Tonga, July 25, 2011
  9. ^ "Tongatapu 9 MP passed away", Parliament of Tonga, July 25, 2011