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Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is an island country in Polynesia, part of Oceania. The country has 171 islands – of which 45 are inhabited.


Our standard dataset contains 158 entities connected with Tonga. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Tonga. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 85 entities identified as PEPs connected with Tonga.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for Agriculture, Food, and Forests16-
Minister for Education & Training15-
Minister for Finance & National Planning1--
Minister for Fisheries1--
Minister for Health14-
Minister for His Majesty's Armed Forces1--
Minister for Infrastructure1--
Minister for Internal Affairs17-
Minister for Justice & Prisons1--
Minister for Lands & Natural Resources111
Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change, & Communications1--
Minister for Police, Fire, & Emergency Services1--
Minister for Public Enterprises1--
Minister for Revenue & Customs1--
Minister for Trade & Economic Development131
Minister of Foreign Affairs11-
Minister of Tourism12-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Assembly-26-
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga-11
Governor, National Reserve Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Tonga to Japan-21
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga-3119
Prime Minister of Tonga-61
Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga-6-
Minister of Finance-5-
Minister of Infrastructure of Tonga-41
Minister of Police-41
Minister of Justice of Tonga-4-
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga-31
Minister for Public Enterprises-3-
Minister for the Environment and Climate Change-3-
Attorney General of Tonga-2-
Minister for Revenue-2-
Minister of Defence and His Majesty's Armed Forces-11
Attorney General1--
Chief of Defence Staff of Tonga--1
Consort of Tonga--1
Crown Prince of Tonga--1
Minister for Fisheries-1-
Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries-1-
Monarch of Tonga--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...