Semisi Tapueluelu

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Semisi Palu ‘Ifoni Tapueluelu
Member of Parliament
for Tongatapu 10
Assumed office
25 November 2010
Preceded by none (constituency established)
Majority 6.0%
Personal details
Born 28 October 1949
Political party Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Semisi Palu ‘Ifoni Tapueluelu (born October 28, 1949[1]), more commonly known as Semisi Tapueluelu, is a Tongan politician.

After working as a prisons superintendent, he went into politics. His career in national politics began when he was elected People's Representative for the tenth constituency of Tongatapu in the November 2010 general election. Standing as a candidate for the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands, he obtained 26.6% of the vote, seeing off eleven other candidates.[2] [3] [4]

In July 2014 Tapueluelu was dumped as a Democratic Party candidate.[5]


  1. ^ Official biography on the website of the Parliament of Tonga
  2. ^ Official biography on the website of the Parliament of Tonga
  3. ^ "Election second round: in search of a Prime Minister", Matangi Tonga (editorial), November 26, 2010
  4. ^ November 2010 election: results for Tongatapu, Matangi Tonga
  5. ^ "Tonga Democratic Party dumps four MPs". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-16.