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Tuesday 24 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a sense of disbelief in the Tongan Parliament last week when it was reported by an independent auditor that the Audit Office had a number of abnormalities and “a style of working which left room for cheating.” From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 19 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament this afternoon, March 19, passed a Motion Resolution for government to borrow $16. 5 million Pa’anga from the World Bank. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 16 March 2015
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was confusion in the Tongan Parliament today when government was asked to confirm if the United Nations had accepted Tonga’s ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 23 February 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly will convene on Monday, March 16 and sit for nearly two-weeks.
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Sunday 25 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The surrender by the Speaker, Lord Tu’ivakano of his right to appoint the chairmen of the eight Parliamentary Standing Committees, and the approval by the House of Semisi Sika to be the Chairman of the Whole House Committee, were two controversial decisions that parliament approved in its first formal session of the Tongan Legislative Assembly on Thursday, 22 January. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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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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Tuesday 20 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The current session of the Legislative Assembly is expected to continue at 2:00pm on Wednesday 21 January after the reply to the address by King Tupou VI is delivered.
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Monday 19 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Akilisi Pohiva was sworn in this morning as the Prime Minister of Tonga during the first sitting of the Legislative Assembly 2015-18 session, at Parliament House.
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Thursday 15 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a speech taking just over a minute, Tonga’s King Tupou VI sent his best wishes to members of parliament at this morning’s opening of the first session of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly following the General Election.
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Tuesday 13 January 2015
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The members of Tonga’s Legislative Assembly will sit for the first time after the General Election on Monday, 19 January, following an official opening on Thursday January 15
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Thursday 8 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine complaints of infringement of Electoral Procedure by candidates in the November 2014 General Election have been filed with the Electoral Commission, said Pita Vuki the Electoral Commissioner yesterday, 7 January.
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Monday 29 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After winning today’s election, Tonga’s new Prime Minister elect ‘Akilisi Pohiva, was rushed home by his family who said he was “really sick”.
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Monday 29 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Akilisi Pohiva was declared Tonga’s new Prime Minister this afternoon by the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tupou.
Wednesday 24 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Tonga’s next Prime Minister will take place at 10:00am Monday, 29 December at the Parliament House, the Interim Speaker, Lord Tupou announced this morning.
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Tuesday 23 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second nomination for Tonga’s next Prime Minister was tabled with the Tongan Parliament at 9.30am this morning, the Chief Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole’o said today.
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Monday 22 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One nomination for Tonga’s next Prime Minister was submitted in a sealed envelope to parliament today, 22 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nobles Representatives withdrew their nomination of Lord Vaea for Prime Minister, and the independent People’s Representatives nominated Samiu Vaipulu for Prime Minister when the two groups of newly-elected Members of Parliament met last night, Monday 15 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supervisor of Elections has received a new complaint against Semisi Fakahau the newly elected Tongatapu 8 People’s Representative for alleged breach of election regulations.
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By Wednesday next week, the 26 newly elected members of the Tongan Parliament should be ready to proceed and elect a Prime Minister, said ‘Etuate Lavulavu, the spokesperson for seven independent People’s Representatives.
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may have a new Prime Minister at the earliest by Christmas Eve, according to the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Tupou, who said that the first chance to call a meeting for the secret ballot would be 24 December.
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