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Fiame Naomi Mata'afa

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa

Fiame Naomi Mata'afa is a Samoan high chief and politician. She is a Member of Parliament (HRPP) for the constituency of Lotofaga. She is the current Ministry of Women, Community & Social Developmnent in Samoa. Following the March 2006 general elections in which she was reelected for a sixth term she was nominated by Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to her new portfolio at her request. She was Minister of Education for 15 years (three terms). She is one of the most senior members of Cabinet and the only female member of Cabinet. The daughter of Samoa's first Prime Minister, Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinu’u II and Laulu Fetauimalemau Mata'afa. She was pursuing studies in New Zealand when she was recalled by her extended family to take up one of her father's titles, Fiame from Lotofaga.

Following her father's death her mother had become the member of parliament for the constituency of Lotofaga. On Laulu Fetaui's retirement from politics Fiame Naomi contested the seat and was elected. She has held the seat since then.

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