The new Tongan government will stretch out its closure of parliament up to eight months. At the request of the Prime Minister, the sitting of the Legislative Assembly has been adjourned to May, Parliament's Office said in a statement today.
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Results for adjournment
Tuesday 11 August 2015
Tonga's Parliament could not re-open its sitting yesterday Monday 10 August when only 11 members turned up and failed to meet the quorum of 13. The absence of the executive members was the worst ever, the Speaker said in calling for Cabinet ministers to improve their attendance. The sitting which had been adjourned since 23 June, was further adjourned to next week.