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List of famous politicians from Tonga, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Tonga politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Tonga politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Tonga and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Tonga, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Baron Vaea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Tonga
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Baron Vaea


Siaosi Tuʻihala ʻAlipate Vaea Tupou, who was more commonly known as Baron Vaea, was a Prime Minister of Tonga. Vaea was a nephew of Queen Sālote, who ruled Tonga from 1918 until 1965, and a member of the Tongan nobility. His career in the Tongan government spanned 54 years. Vaea was Prime Minister from 22 August 1991 until 2000 under the former King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV. He had previously served as Tonga's first High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1969 until 1972, as well as in various ministerial posts from 1972 until his appointment as Prime Minister by King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV in 1991. The late Vaea and his wife, Baroness Tuputupu Vaea, are the parents of the current Queen of ...more

Birthplace: Tonga

Nationality: Tonga

Feleti Sevele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Tonga
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Feleti Sevele


Lord Sevele of Vailahi, was the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga from 30 March 2006 to 22 December 2010. ...more

Birthplace: Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Nationality: Tonga

George Tupou I is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Tonga
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George Tupou I, King of Tonga, was originally known as Tāufaʻāhau I, or Tupou Maeakafaua Ngininginiofolanga in modern spelling. He adopted the name Siaosi, the Tongan version of George, after King George III of the United Kingdom, when he was baptized in 1831. His nickname was Lopa-ukamea, meaning iron cable. ...more

Birthplace: Tonga

Nationality: Tonga

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George Tupou V is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Tonga
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George Tupou V was the King of Tonga following the death of his father, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV in 2006, until his own death six years later. ...more

Birthplace: Tongatapu, Tonga

Nationality: Tonga

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