Prime Minister of Tonga

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Tonga
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the Kingdom of Tonga
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Incumbent
Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō

since 22 December 2010
Appointer Tupou VI
Inaugural holder Tēvita ʻUnga
(Premier)
Tu'i Pelehake (Fatafehi) (Prime Minister)
Formation 1876 (Premier)
1970 (Prime Minister)
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Tonga

This is a list of Prime Ministers (until 1970, Premiers) of Tonga from the establishment of that office in 1876 until the present day.

List of Premiers/Prime Ministers of Tonga (1876-Present)[edit]

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Term start Term end Political Affiliation
1 HRH Crown Prince Tēvita ʻUnga
(c. 1824–1879)
1 January 1876 18 December 1879 Non-partisan
Vacant (18 December 1879-April 1881)
2 Shirley Waldemar Baker
(1836–1903)
April 1881 July 1890 Non-partisan
3 Hon. Siaosi U. Tukuʻaho
(1854–1897)
July 1890 1893 Non-partisan
4 Hon. Siosateki Veikune
(1853–1913)
1893 January 1905 Non-partisan
5 Hon. Sione Mateialona
(1852–1925)
January 1905 30 September 1912 Non-partisan
6 Hon. Tevita Tuʻivakano
(1869–1923)
30 September 1912 30 June 1923 Non-partisan
7 Hon. Viliami Tungi Mailefihi CBE
(1887–1941)
30 June 1923 20 July 1941 Non-partisan
8 Hon. Solomone Ula Ata OBE
(1883–1950)
July 1941 12 December 1949 Non-partisan
9 HRH Crown Prince Taufa'ahau Tungi KBE
(1918–2006)
(later King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV)
12 December 1949 16 December 1965 Non-partisan
10 HRH Prince Fatafehi Tu'ipelehake CBE
(1922–1999)
16 December 1965 22 August 1991 Non-partisan
11 HRH Siaosi Tuʻihala ʻAlipate Vaea Tupou, Baron Vaea
(1921–2009)
22 August 1991 3 January 2000 Non-partisan
12 HRH ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho
(1959–)
(later King Tupou VI)
3 January 2000 11 February 2006 Non-partisan
13 Dr. Feleti Sevele
(1944–)
30 March 2006 22 December 2010 Human Rights and Democracy Movement
14 Hon. Siale ʻAtaongo Kaho, Lord Tuʻivakanō
(1952–)
22 December 2010 Incumbent Non-partisan

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