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Results for National Committee for Political Reform

Monday 16 April 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A former Prime Minister, Lord Sevele has hit back at what he called "very serious" allegations made last week by Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva that reforms were made in 2010 without the approval of parliament.
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Friday 26 May 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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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Thursday 9 November 2006
2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tension is mounting in the Tongan Parliament this week over the direction of the Political Reform that has been set in motion since the end of 2004. The drama is also a decoy by the politicians to distract public attention from the massive salary increase - backdated for two years - the Members have just taken for themselves.
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Monday 16 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Road Map for political and constitutional reform in Tonga, is how Dr Sitiveni Halapua describes the report of the National Committee for Political Reform that he presented to the Tongan Parliament last week.
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Thursday 5 October 2006

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The King and the Government of Tonga should allow the people to elect all the members of the Tongan parliament, Dr Sitiveni Halapua told the Tongan Legislative Assembly today (5 October 2006).... At question time a People's Representative 'Akilisi Pohiva asked how deeply had the NPCR and the people discussed Section 75 of the Constitution - the right of members of parliament to impeach Cabinet Ministers, because there had been 10 impeachment cases since 1912, but no ministers had ever been impeached in Tonga.
Tuesday 3 October 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan people are unanimous in their desire for a political reform to take place, Dr Sitiveni Halapua, the Chairman of the National Committee for Political Reform told the Tongan parliament today.
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Friday 1 September 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR) presented its 100 pages report for King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV at Mercy Hospital in Auckland, last night.
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Tuesday 18 July 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The sudden death of Prince Tu'ipelehake was a great loss to Tonga's political reform movement. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 1 May 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Many Tongans, including some in the media, do not fully understand the purpose and the objectives of National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR).
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Thursday 22 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Dr Sitiveni Halapua, is the vice chairman of the newly formed National Committee for Political Reform (NCPR), a parliamentary committee which is taking the first steps to map out a direction for political reform. Interview by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 8 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The long awaited handing over to the Palace Office of prosposed amendments to the Tongan Constitution and other acts, in a booklet prepared by the National Committee for Political Reform took place at 2pm today.
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Friday 2 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's National Committee for Political Reforms chaired by ...‘Akilisi Pohiva is to submit to the Palace Office on December 6 their recommended amendments to certain clauses of the Tonga Constitution.
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