Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi

4th Prime Minister of Samoa and current O le Ao o le Malo, Samoa's head of state

Tui Ātua Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi (born Olaf "Efi" Tamasese) (born 1 March 1938), is a Samoan politician.[2]


Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi
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O le Ao o le Malo of Samoa
In office
11 May 2007 – 21 July 2017
Acting: 11 May 2007 – 20 June 2007
Prime MinisterTuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Preceded byMalietoa Tanumafili II
Succeeded byTuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Deputy Prime Minister of Western Samoa
In office
30 December 1985 – 8 April 1988
Prime MinisterVa'ai Kolone
Succeeded byTuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
3rd Prime Minister of Western Samoa
In office
18 September 1982 – 31 December 1982
O le Ao O le MaloMalietoa Tanumafili II
Preceded byVa'ai Kolone
Succeeded byTofilau Eti Alesana
In office
24 March 1976 – 13 April 1982
O le Ao O le MaloMalietoa Tanumafili II
Preceded byLealofi IV (Acting)
Succeeded byVa'ai Kolone
1st Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
18 September 1982 – 31 December 1982
Preceded byVa'ai Kolone
Succeeded byLauofo Meti
In office
24 March 1976 – 13 April 1982
Succeeded byVa'ai Kolone
Constituency
Member of the Samoan Parliament
In office
7 February 1970 – 26 February 1988
Preceded byTaimalie Meapelo
Succeeded byAlipia Siaosi
ConstituencyAana Alofi No. 2[1]
In office
May 1965 – 25 February 1967
Preceded byMasoe Tulele
Succeeded byVa'ai Kolone
ConstituencyVaisigano No. 1
Personal details
Born
Olaf Efi Tamasese

(1938-03-01) 1 March 1938 (age 83)
Motootua, Western Samoa (now Samoa)
NationalitySamoan
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
National Development Party (1985–1988)
Christian Democratic Party (1988–2003)
Spouse(s)Masiofo Filifilia Imo Tamasese
MotherIrene Gustava Noue Nelson
FatherTupua Tamasese Meaʻole
Alma materVictoria University of Wellington

Tui Atua was Samoa's head of state (O le Ao o le Malo) from 2007 to 2017. He was Prime Minister of Samoa from 1976 to 1982 and again later in 1982.[3] On 16 June 2007 he was elected as O le Ao o le Malo, Samoa's head of state, for a five-year term.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Samoan election results by constituency 1964–2016
  2. Tuimaleali'ifano, Morgan A. (2006). O tama a 'aiga = the politics of succession to Samoa's paramount titles. Institute of Pacific Studies. ISBN 978-982-02-0377-8. OCLC 225140826.
  3. "Genealogy". Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. New Zealand Herald (16 June 2007). "New head of state for Samoa". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 June 2007.