Pio Wong

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Pio Iowane Wong is a Fijian politician of Fijian and Chinese descent. He served in the Cabinet from 2004 to 2006 as Minister for Local Government, Housing, Squatter Settlement, and the Environment.[1]

In the election held in September 2001, Wong, a former Army officer with the rank of Colonel, won the Serua Navosa Open Constituency for the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL), defeating Adi Kuini Speed, who had held the seat for many years. (Wong had previously contested the seat, unsuccessfully, as an independent candidate in the parliamentary election of 1999). He was appointed Minister for Local Government, Housing, Squatter Settlement, and Environment in 2004.

The SDL did not nominate Wong for another Parliamentary term.[2] He stood as independent candidate in the 2006 general election and was defeated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cokanasiga is dropped from Fiji cabinet during reshuffle". Radio New Zealand International. 16 December 2004. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Frenḳel, Yehonatan Shimʻon; Fraenkel, Jon; Firth, Stewart (2007). From election to coup in Fiji: the 2006 campaign and its aftermath. ANU E Press. p. 283. ISBN 978-0-7315-3812-6. Retrieved 19 January 2011.