Togiavalu Pihigia

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Togiavalu Pihigia is a Niuean politician and former Speaker of the Niue Assembly.

He was elected Speaker of the House by the Niue Assembly on 12 April 2014 by a 12–8 vote. [1] [2] In 2020 he lost the position to Hima Douglas. [3]

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