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Papiloa Foliaki

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Name  Papiloa Foliaki

Role  Politician

Papiloa Foliaki is a Tongan former politician.

She initially worked as a nurse, headed a nurses' union, and "led Tonga's first ever strike". She then went into business, as owner and operator of the Friendly Islander Hotel. In 1978, she was elected as a People's Representative to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga – the second woman ever (and first commoner woman) to sit in the Tongan Parliament, after Princess Si'uilikutapu (1975–78). Foliaki served until 1981.

References

Papiloa Foliaki Wikipedia


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