Hilarion Vendégou is confirmed dead at the age of 78.
Hilarion was best known as a French politician.
Hilarion Vendégou
High Chief of the Isle of Pines
In office
26 September 1974 – 11 January 2020
Preceded byBarthélémy Vendégou
Mayor of L'Île-des-Pins
In office
1989–2019
Preceded bySamuel Vendégou
Constituency1st
Personal details
Born(1941-09-04)4 September 1941
Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, France
Died11 January 2020(2020-01-11) (aged 78)
CitizenshipFrench
NationalityFrench
Political partyThe Rally-UMP
Other political
affiliations
Union for a Popular Movement
TribeVao

1 Formally enthroned 7 July 1979
Hilarion Tumi Vendégou (4 September 1941 – 11 January 2020) was a French politician, the high chief of the Isle of Pines, in New Caledonia, and the mayor of the commune. He was recognised as grand chef in 1974, but, due to a violent succession dispute with his relative Jean-Marie Vendégou, was not formally enthroned until 7 July 1979. He was also the mayor of the island commune, until 2014.
On 11 January 2020, Vendégou died at the age of 78.
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