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ʻAkilisi Pōhiva

Prime Minister of Tonga

Samiuela ʻAkilisi Pōhiva was a Tongan pro-democracy activist and politician. Pohiva, the leader of the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands (DPFI), served as the Prime Minister of Tonga from 2014 to his death in 2019. He Was only the fourth commoner to serve as Prime Minister, and the first commoner to be elected to that position by Parliament rather than appointed by the King. On 25 August 2017 he was dismissed by the King along with the rest of parliament with fresh elections to be held on November 16, which his party won with enough seats to form government.

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