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Hon. Sunia Fili - Finance & National Planning Minister

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14 January 2010

The Hon. Sunia Manu Fili has been nominated by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano to be appointed as Tonga's new Minister for Finance and National Planning with effect from early January 2011.

PROFILE

Sunia Manu Fili is a Tongan politician and Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. He is a former member of the Human Rights and Democracy Movement.

Fili graduated with a BA from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. He worked as a lawyer and high school teacher before entering politics. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly as People's Representative for Eua at the 1999 election.

In September 2009 Fili was the only member of the Tongan Parliament to support the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

Fili was re-elected in the 2010 election.

ENDS

Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.


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