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Happy 79th birthday to Tufuga Efi President of Samoa born March 1, 1938

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Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Tufuga Efi, also known as Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi,[1][2] and formerly known as Tupuola Efi (born 1 March 1938), is a Samoan political figure who became Samoa’s head of state in 2007. Previously he was Prime Minister of Samoa from 1976 to 1982 and again later in 1982.[3]

On 16 June 2007 he was elected as O le Ao o le Malo, Samoa’s head of state, for a five-year term.[4] He was sworn in as O le Ao o le Malo at Samoa’s Parliament (Fono) on 20 June 2007.[1]

He is a member of one of the paramount Families of State (Aiga Tupu) where he holds the Tupua title of the SaTupua ‘royal’ family. He also holds the Tama-a-Aiga Tamasese title and the title of “Tui Atua“.

Tupua first entered parliament and became Prime Minister under the title Tupuola.

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