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ELECTION 2020 – Prelim List

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Election 2020

At the close of nominations on Thursday afternoon, there were a record 26 candidates vying for six seats on the Common Roll – that is three more than in the previous election. Included on the list are no less than six candidates who have served at one time or another on the Niue Cabinet; in amongst the six is former Premier Young Vivian. The five former ministers are Joan Viliamu, Togia Sioneholo, Tauveve Jacobsen, Terry Coe and Billy Talagi. There are eight candidates making their appearance on the roll for the first time. They are Kenneth Green, Richard Hipa, Tom Misikea, Rupina Morrissey, Biggle Posimani, Mark Blumskey, Fiafia Rex and Piliva Togahai.

All six sitting members on the Common Roll are offering themselves again – Stanley Kalauni, Crossley Tatui, Tauveve Jacobsen, Joan Viliamu and Terry Coe. Jacobsen has already gained the distinction of being one of the longest serving members of the Assembly spanning some 24 years. The longest serving is the member for Namukulu, Jack Willie Lipitoa spanning 33 years, soon to be 36 years.

For the first time in a long time no less than eleven villages out of fourteen are going to the polls. Only the villages of Tuapa, Namukulu and Vaiea have decided to stay with their current representatives – strictly speaking, there were no other nominations received other than the sitting members of Mona Ainu’u, Jack Willie and Talaititama Talaiti.

Alofi Toga         Dalton Tagelagi, Fuku Togahai and Lagakiniu Lavini

Tamakautoga    Peter Andrew Funaki and Muiaki Makani

Avatele          Atapana Siakimotu, Poimamao Vakanofiti and Hetututama Hetutu

Vaiea                Talaititama Talaiti

Hakupu              Michael Jackson, Richie Mautama and Fapoi Akesi

Liku                   Pokotoa Sipeli and Sionetasi Pulehetoa

Lakepa                Kupa Magatogia and John Operator Tiakia

Mutalau               Maureen Melekitama and Makaseau Ioane

Toi                          Dion Paki Taufitu and Melealiva Kaulima

Hikutavake         Opili Talafasi and Pamela Togiakona

Namukulu           Jack Willie Lipitoa

Tuapa                    Mona Ainu’u

Makefu                   Tofua Puletama and Mary Anne Talagi

Alofi Tokelau      Va’aiga Tukuitoga and Tutuli Heka

Common Roll [A-Z]          Terry Donald Coe

                                        Mark Blumsky

                                        Kenneth Green

                                                Richard Hipa

                                                Tauveve Jacobsen

                                                Stanley Kalauni

                                                Lagisia Mantann

                                                Tom Misikea

                                                Rupina Morrissey

                                                Bill V Motufoou

                                                Catherine Papani

                                                Biggle Posimani

                                                Fiafia Rex

                                                Cherie Tafatu

                                                Stan Tafatu

                                                Billy G Talagi

                                                Deve Talagi

                                                Ida Talagi-Hekesi

                                                Toke Tufukia Talagi

                                                Crossley Tatui

                                                Piliva John Togahai

                                                Sauni Togatule

                                                Joan Viliamu

                                                Young Vivian

                                                Togia Likalika Sioneholo

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