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Territorial Assembly of Wallis and Futuna
Munipoese Muliʻakaʻaka
since 25 March 2022
Political groups
Government (11)
  •   DVG (10)
  •   PS (1)

Opposition (9)

Party-list proportional representation
Last election
March 20, 2022

The Territorial Assembly of Wallis and Futuna (French: Assemblée Territoriale; Wallisian and Futunan: Fono fakatelituale) is the legislature of Wallis and Futuna. It consists of 20 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies. The Assembly sits in Mata Utu, the capital of the territory.


The Assembly was established by article 11 of the 1961 statute which established Wallis and Futuna as an overseas territory.[1]


The territorial assembly consists of 20 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation in multi-seat constituencies. ʻUvea has 13 seats — 6 for the Mua District, 4 for the Hahake District, and 3 for the Hihifo District. Futuna has 7 seats, 4 for the Alo District and 3 for Sigave.[1][2] The electoral system uses a closed list, with voters voting for a single party. The seats are distributed in each constituency using the highest averages method.[2][3]

Latest election

Main article: 2022 Wallis and Futuna Territorial Assembly election

Powers and procedures

The powers and competencies of the assembly are a modified version of those originally granted to the Congress of New Caledonia.[1][4] It meets twice a year with an administrative session in the middle of the year and a budgetary session at the end of the year, for a maximum duration of 45 days each. Extraordinary sessions, not exceeding 15 days, can also take place.[4] Debates can take place in French, Wallisian or Futunian. Interpreters are present and the reports can be written in the three languages.[5]

Presidents of the Territorial Assembly

The assembly is headed by a president elected every year by its members after the opening of the budgetary session.[4]

Name Period
Paino Tu'ugahala 1962–1967
Sosefe Makapé Papillo 1967–1972
Mikaele Folaumahina 1972–1975
Soane Patita Lakina 1975–1977
Pasilio Tui 1977–1978
Manuele Lisahi 1978–1984
Pasilio Tui 1984–1986
Petelo Takatai December 1986 – March 1987
Keleto Lakalala March 1987 – December 1987
Falakiko Gata December 1987 – 1988
Manuele Lisiahi 1988–1989
Pasilio Tui 1989–1990
Clovis Logologofolau 1990 – March 1992
Soane Mani Uhila March 1992 – December 1994
Mikaele Tauhavili December 1994 – 1996
Keleto Lakalaka 1996 – March 16, 1997
Victor Brial March 16, 1997 – January 14, 1999
Soane Mani Uhila January 14, 1999 – January 2001
Patalione Kanimoa January 2001 – March 22, 2005
Apeleto Likuvalu March 22, 2005 – November 23, 2005
Emeni Simete November 23, 2005 – April 11, 2007
Pesamino Taputai April 11, 2007 – December 11, 2007
Victor Brial December 11, 2007 – 7 December 2010
Siliako Lauhea 7 December 2010 – Nov/Dec 2011
Pesamino Taputai Nov/Dec 2011 – April 4, 2012
Vetelino Nau April 4, 2012 – November 28, 2012
Sosefo Suve November 28, 2012 – April 1, 2013
Nivaleta Iloai April 1, 2013 – December 11, 2013
Petelo Hanisi December 11, 2013 – November 26, 2014
Mikaele Kulimoetoke November 26, 2014 – April 4, 2017
David Vergé April 4, 2017 – November 29, 2019
Atoloto Kolokilagi November 29, 2019 – November 26, 2020
Nivaleta Iloai November 26, 2020 – March 25, 2022
Munipoese Muli’aka’aka March 25, 2022 – present


  1. ^ a b c "Loi n° 61-814 du 29 juillet 1961 conférant aux îles Wallis et Futuna le statut de territoire d'outre-mer (1) Version consolidée au 14 février 2018" (in French). Les services de l'État et du Territoire à Wallis et Futuna. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "ÉLECTIONS TERRITORIALES À WALLIS ET FUTUNA DIMANCHE 26 MARS 2017: PROCÉDURE D'ATTRIBUTION DES SIÈGES" (PDF). Government of Wallis and Futuna. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Élections territoriales 2017" (in French). Les services de l'État et du Territoire à Wallis et Futuna. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Les services de l'Assemblée Territoriale" (in French). Les services de l'État et du Territoire à Wallis et Futuna. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Wallisien" (in French). Ministère de la Culture. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019.
  6. ^ World Statesmen.org