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
ʻAkilisi Pōhiva

since 30 December 2014
Appointer Tupou VI
Inaugural holder Tēvita ʻUnga (Premier)
Fatafehi Tuʻipelehake (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)
Tenure Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 HRH Crown Prince Tēvita ʻUnga
(c. 1824–1879)
1 January 1876 18 December 1879 Independent
Vacant (18 December 1879 – April 1881)
2 Shirley Waldemar Baker
(1836–1903)
April 1881 July 1890 Independent
3 Hon. Siaosi U. Tukuʻaho
(1854–1897)
July 1890 1893 Independent
4 Hon. Siosateki Veikune
(1853–1913)
1893 January 1905 Independent
5 Hon. Sione Mateialona
(1852–1925)
January 1905 30 September 1912 Independent
6 Hon. Tevita Tuʻivakano
(1869–1923)
30 September 1912 30 June 1923 Independent
7 Hon. Viliami Tungi Mailefihi CBE
(1887–1941)
30 June 1923 20 July 1941 Independent
8 Hon. Solomone Ula Ata OBE
(1883–1950)
July 1941 12 December 1949 Independent
9 HRH Crown Prince Taufa'ahau Tungi KBE[note 1]
(1918–2006)
12 December 1949 16 December 1965 Independent
10 HRH Prince Fatafehi Tuʻipelehake CBE
(1922–1999)
16 December 1965 22 August 1991 Independent
11 HRH Siaosi Tuʻihala ʻAlipate Vaea Tupou, Baron Vaea
(1921–2009)
22 August 1991 3 January 2000 Independent
12 HRH ʻAhoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho[note 2]
(1959–)
3 January 2000 11 February 2006 Independent
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 30 December 2014 Independent
15 ʻAkilisi Pōhiva
(1941–)
30 December 2014 Incumbent Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Later King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
  2. ^ Later King Tupou VI.

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