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Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Susuga Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was born on April 14, 1945 in Lepa, Samoa. He is married to Mrs. Gillian Meredith, with whom he has eight children, and is a member of the Catholic faith in Samoa.

Tuilaepa Malielegaoi attended St Joseph’s College in Lotopa, before continuing his education at St Paul’s College in Auckland, New Zealand. He attended the University of Auckland where he gained his Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Commerce degrees.

Before entering politics, Tuilaepa served in Government in the Department of Treasury and also as Expert Intra-ACP Trade, Transport & Communications with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) General Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium. He holds Chairman positions in many organisations and corporations in Samoa as well as in international organisations.

Malielegaoi has been in office for twenty years and is the leader of the Human Rights Protection Party. Tuilaepa first entered Parliament in 1981 and is the Member of Parliament for the Lepa Constituency.

As Prime Minister, he is responsible for Samoan Foreign Affairs.