Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva, 78, dies in New Zealand

Tongan Prime Minister Pohiva, 78, dies in New Zealand

Prime Minister ’Akilisi Pohiva of Tonga who was credited with helping bring democracy in the small Pacific island nation, has died at 78. Political adviser to the prime minister Lopeti Senituli told media Pohiva died at the Auckland City Hospital at about 9 a.m. after being medically evacuated to New Zealand a day earlier. He was suffering from pneumonia.

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