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Results for Vote of No Confidence

Wednesday 18 July 2012
England UK
"What is the reason for the vote of no confidence?". 'Otuanga'ofa Democratic Party 'ODP: "We have a constitutional right to put forward this motion, whether the motion is strong enough or relevant, that's a different issue altogether." Now that is what I call 'a direct abuse of the constitution' – Senolita Swan.
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Tuesday 17 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, scheduled to be heard today, July 17, in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, has been postponed until Thursday July 19.
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Sunday 8 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga government's 2012-13 budget was finally released by the Ministry of Finance on July 5, five days after the beginning of the new financial year on July 1. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 3 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The ten members of parliament who are calling for the Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, to be removed signed their motion stating, "our hearts are wounded with love ... for the Prime Minister and his Cabinet". From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 2 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Parliament has allowed Tonga's Prime Minister 14 days to respond to a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in him signed by 10 People's Representatives; the People's Representatives 'Akilisi Pohiva, Sitiveni Halapua and Noble's Representative Lord Fakafanua argued that there was no need for mandatory public consultation to be included in the motion. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 29 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
$2 million pa'anga of taxpayers money was divided equally among 17 People's Representatives this week, to spend on their annual national tour of constituencies - a $300,000 increase from the $1.7 million they took in the previous budget. The Minister of Finance Lisiate 'Akolo argued for the increased amount of $300,000 to be divided between himself and 'Uliti Uata, but the PRs also wanted a "fair share". From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 29 June 2012
England, United Kingdom
The letter submitted to Parliament by the Democratic Party asking for a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the performance of the PM contains the following points: 1. That the PM reshuffled his ministers once, twice or thrice; 2. That he was not chosen by the people; and 3. That he was unreliable. What? Is that it? - Senolita Swan
Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's parliamentarians will go back to work in the House next week to consider a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence, after the Speaker this afternoon cancelled their annual tours, which were scheduled to begin on Monday.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Parliament decided this morning that it was not an urgent matter for a Motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister to be put on the agenda of the House today.
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Thursday 28 June 2012
Honolulu, Hawai'i
Just when Tongans around the world are comfortable with Prime Minister Tu'ivakano's new democratically elected government, the opposition dropped this bomb in Parliament House with the filing of a no confidence vote, on the first democratically elected Prime Minister in the history of Tonga. - MT Tuaileva,
Friday 22 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Eighteen months ago Tonga introduced its first majority-elected parliament in a move to establish a more democratic system of government. The democratization process has not been smooth and now, at the start of their second parliamentary session, it appears that our elected members are having a very difficult time trying to get the new system to work. . . . this raises another question: Is the motion for a Vote of No Confidence therefore, a Vote of No Confidence in themselves? Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 19 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A letter with a motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister was presented to the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament, Lord Lasike, yesterday, June 18, the Chief Clerk of the House, Sione Tekiteki confirmed this afternoon.
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