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Tuvalu Update

Tuvalu Update pol i t ical reviews · polynesia tor, together with Tupua Tamasese Meaole. In that same year, he was made chairman of a committee to prepare Sämoa for independence, and when this finally came in 1962, he and Tamasese were appointed co-heads of state for life. Unfortunately Tamasese died in 1963, leaving Malietoa to serve as the sole head of state until the time of his death. His tenure was marked by an attitude of tolerance and moderation in all things. He had a great impact on the judicial system by refusing to allow capital punishment, always commuting death sentences to life imprisonment. Several years ago, the Samoan Parliament abolished capital punishment, thanks indirectly to the influence of Malietoa. Within weeks of Malietoa's death, all the political parties unanimously supported the election of former Prime Minister Tupuola Efi as the new head of state for a term of five years, in accordance with the constitution. Tupuola Efi was prime minister from 1976 to 1979, and from 1979 to 1981, and, over the years, acquired two higher matai titles as well: Tui Atua and Tupua. He is also a noted scholar of Samoan language, folklore, and culture. His academic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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pol i t ical reviews · polynesia tor, together with Tupua Tamasese Meaole. In that same year, he was made chairman of a committee to prepare Sämoa for independence, and when this finally came in 1962, he and Tamasese were appointed co-heads of state for life. Unfortunately Tamasese died in 1963, leaving Malietoa to serve as the sole head of state until the time of his death. His tenure was marked by an attitude of tolerance and moderation in all things. He had a great impact on the judicial system by refusing to allow capital punishment, always commuting death sentences to life imprisonment. Several years ago, the Samoan Parliament abolished capital punishment, thanks indirectly to the influence of Malietoa. Within weeks of Malietoa's death, all the political parties unanimously supported the election of former Prime Minister Tupuola Efi as the new head of state for a term of five years, in accordance with the constitution. Tupuola Efi was prime minister from 1976 to 1979, and from 1979 to 1981, and, over the years, acquired two higher matai titles as well: Tui Atua and Tupua. He is also a noted scholar of Samoan language, folklore, and culture. His academic

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 11, 2007

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