The main problem with Tonga's parliament today is that 17 People’s Representatives can’t work together, making it very difficult for parliament and government to function properly, says Dr Sitiveni Halapua, who played a pivotal role in Tonga’s democratisation reforms. "What is happening now, we inherited the problems of progress, but we do not have progress.” Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Results for democratic reform
Friday 26 May 2017
Saturday 5 November 2011
One year on from last November's general election that heralded political reform, it is timely to look closely at how Tongas new government is shaping-up during the first year of its four-year term in office. Editor's Comment FROM OUR ARCHIVES