Samiuela ʻAkilisi Pōhiva is a Tongan pro-democracy activist and politician. Pohiva, the leader of the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands, has served as the Prime Minister of Tonga since 2014. He is 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 August 25, 2017 he was dismissed by the long along with the rest of parliament and fresh elections are to be held on November 16.
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Apr 7, 1941
Human Rights and Democracy Movement, Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands