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Results for Tonga Legislative Assembly

Wednesday 19 August 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament this afternoon decided unanimously to allow more time for the House Committee on Privileges to inquire into impeachment allegations against Hon. 'Etuate Lavulavu, that were tabled into parliament on Monday 17 August.
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Friday 31 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year’s session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga will resume on Monday, 10 August in Nuku’alofa.
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Thursday 25 June 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva told the House budget debate on Tuesday night that if the Government has to pay Forbes magazine USD$100,000 for an interview they did with him on 11 February, then there was nothing to worry about, - “it is not a big amount, we can recover the money”, he said. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 4 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's new big budget offers a $5 million boost for government salaries along with new charges to be imposed on foreign exchange and a large increase in airport tax to raise funds for the 2019 Pacific Games. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Thursday 28 May 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
His Majesty King Tupou VI officially opened the Tonga Legislative Assembly this morning, 28 May. Photos by Linny Folau
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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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Tuesday 10 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“How is the new government?” It's a question that most Tongans and people interested in the region are asking these days. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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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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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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Tuesday 2 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 26 new elected Members of Parliament MPs will meet for the first time at 10:00am. Tuesday, 9 December at the Fa'onelua Convention Center. King Tupou VI has appointed the Rt. Hon. Lord Tupou K.C. as the Interim Speaker
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Thursday 27 November 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongatapu voters have replaced seven of their ten incumbent MPs, retaining only three in today's General Election. One of the incumbents did not restand. No women were successful in taking Tongatapu seats.
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Thursday 11 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The closure of the 2014 session of the Tongan Parliament today was a historical occasion as it was Prince Ata’s first parliamentary closing duty and the closure of the fourth and final year in office of the current government, before the upcoming General Election on November 27. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prince Ata accompanied by Lord Nuku and Lord Ve’ehala will close the final session of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga before the General Election on Thursday, September 11.
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Monday 8 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament has abolished the responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor and the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel (JADP) when it passed bills to amend the Constitution, and for a Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act 2014 on August 28. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 5 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's quest for its multi-million loans from the Exim Bank of China for the reconstruction of Nuku'alofa to be written-off, so far had been unsuccessful, the former Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo told parliament before it closed on 28 August. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 29 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There were mixed emotions in the Tongan Parliament yesterday, 28 August, as it struggled to restore order and bring its 2014 Parliamentary Session to a peaceful closure, ending the first four years of Tonga's more-democratically elected government. In the end, part of the Minutes were ordered to be deleted. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 23 August 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A move by the Tongan government to shift the selection of the judiciary from the King in Council to the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly has stirred up a confrontational debate about the independence of the judiciary in the Tongan parliament during the past few weeks. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Thursday 7 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A mystery surrounds negotiations for two of Tonga's orbital slots and the signing by the Tonga Government of an agreement with a satellite operator in the Asia Pacific region. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan parliament yesterday, July 28, passed a Bill, raising the alcoholic drinking age from 18 to 21 years old. Alcohol is blamed for fuelling violent behaviour by some teenagers. From the House, by Pesi Fonua
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