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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Ma‘afu, named as Tonga's new Deputy Prime Minister this morning, has been Tonga's Acting Prime Minister since 1 September. The Prime Minister's Office today announced the backdating of new ministerial appointments. Uncertainty over who was in charge had left the Caretaker Government in a state of disarray, after the PM left for the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting at the end of last week.
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Friday 3 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva was received by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Lord Tu’ivakano yesterday, Thursday, February 2, the Chief Clerk stated today.
Sunday 15 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Prime Minister summoned Acting Attorney General ‘Āminiasi Kefu to the PMO with instructions (directives) on how to handle the Tu'ilakepa vs. Crown case. – Sione A. Mokofisi.
Thursday 26 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
I have in possession the latest “Hon. Prime Minister’s Letter to Acting Attorney General,” Mr. ‘Āminiasi Kefu. In all seriousness, this is an egregious misuse of Executive power, breaching the “separation of powers” in our Constitution. - Sione A. Mokofisi.
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Monday 9 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Mr. Prime Minster my wish is this: Keep your son, give him a rocking top level grade government salary with a radical pension plan, hire another relative as your uniformed driver and please have the Treasury buy a brand new Pajero for yourself as PM with a personalized license plate preferably saying "YO PM." - Gabe Fatafehi.
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Thursday 22 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The revelation that Tonga's new Prime Minister, Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva has appointed his son as his personal assistant, caused an uproar in parliament yesterday, 21 January. The PM defended his choice admitting that his health is not good and he believed that only his son could do what he said.
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Wednesday 3 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Agreement that Tonga's next Prime Minister must be an elected People's Representative, was reached at a meeting of 14 of Tonga's 17 newly-elected People's Representatives this morning, December 3, according to a spokesperson.
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Monday 20 August 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a messy debate over a tangled web of confusion surrounding a Motion for Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Tonga's Speaker closed today's session by calling for an urgent special meeting with some of the key members involved. "I am not happy with where we have got to with the proceedings of the House," Lord Fakafanua said. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 26 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister that was scheduled to be debated in the House tomorrow, June 27, will now be deferred to Thursday, June 28, the Chief Clerk of the House, Sione Tekieki confirmed this afternoon.
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Saturday 21 January 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tu'ivakano (58) is Tonga's new Prime Minister Designate, after winning over 50% of a secret ballot in a Special Meeting of the Legislature to Elect a Prime Minister this morning.
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Friday 31 March 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
FROM OUR ARCHIVES; Hon. Dr Frederick Vaka'uta Sevele, (61) has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Tonga, as from 30 March 2006, he confirmed last night, calling it, "a new era in cooperation with the private sector...who will drive the economy".
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Wednesday 15 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister HRH Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata resigned as Prime Minister on Saturday February 11 and stepped down after six years as head of cabinet.
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