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Thursday 8 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After two-days of deliberations, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga was adjourned on Tuesday, 6 September until further notice.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 13 candidates will be contesting the vacant seats for Tongatapu 4, 6 and 7 constituencies in the By-Elections on 3 November.
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Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a close contest, Mo’ale Finau (62) won the Ha’apai 12 By-Election with 338 votes and secured his seat in the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
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Wednesday 7 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga resumed sitting on Monday 5 September, after MPs completed their annual constituency visits.
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Wednesday 17 August 2022
Pita Vuki

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The registration of candidates for the parliamentarian By Elections for Tongatapu 4, Tongatapu 6 and Tongatapu 7 will be held on September 5-6 in Nuku’alofa.
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Friday 12 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will hold a parliamentary By-Election on November 3 to elect three new People's Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly, in the constituencies of Tongatapu 4, Tongatapu 6 and Tongatapu 7.
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Wednesday 10 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga this morning unseated three Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament, after they were unsuccessful in their appeals against bribery convictions in the lead up the November 2021 General Election.
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Tuesday 2 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Legislative Assembly of Tonga resumed sitting on 1 August with an agenda that includes deliberating on Government Public Bills.
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Thursday 21 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five candidates are contesting the By-Election for Ha’apai 12 on 1 September. Candidates nominations closed today. This By-Election is to replace the former Ha'apai 12 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly, Vili Hingano who passed away on 10 June.
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Thursday 7 July 2022

Melbourne, Australia
Lord Fakanua, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga is attending the 51st Presiding Officers and Clerks Conference in Melbourne, from July 4-8, where he will present a speech on 'Parliament’s engagement with the community in Tonga'. The annual conference has not been held since 2019, due to the COVID pandemic.
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Monday 27 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A September 1, By-Election will be held to elect a new Representative for Ha’apai 12, to fill the seat of the late Hon. Vili Hingano.
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Wednesday 15 June 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Parliament passed the 2022-2023 annual budget yesterday June 14. Totalling $764.7 million Pa'anga, it is the Kingdom’s largest ever annual budget.
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Monday 6 June 2022
Fale alea

NUku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s economy is in trouble. The economic contraction during two years of border restrictions, has been accelerated by January’s devastating Hunga volcanic eruption and tsunamis, followed by the arrival of COVID-19 in February and further job losses. In tabling his 2022-23 budget, the Minister of Finance warned of a continuing contraction of the economy, the likes of which we have not experienced before. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 13 May 2022
Fale alea

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government will respect the decisions of the courts on electoral petitions, the Prime Minister, Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, stated today after the Supreme Court voided the election of his Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Poasi Tei this morning. The PM made his statement after the May 16 date set by the Speaker for unseating members, in line with the court decisions, was deferred today “until further notice”.
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Tuesday 10 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A third Member of Parliament, Tatafu Moeaki, will be unseated from the Legislative Assembly on 16 May. This was after the Speaker received the Supreme Court's certification that his election was void on Friday, 6 May.
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Monday 2 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By Elections should be held whenever there is a vacancy in Parliament, said the Electoral Commissioner Pita Vuki today. Two People's Representatives have had their elections declared void, after they were found to have committed bribery, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa. There are other election petitions pending.
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Friday 14 January 2022
departure

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four elected members of parliament were absent from the opening session of the new 2022-25 parliament yesterday, including the Speaker of the House Lord Fakafanua. No explanation was offered to the public for the absence of the Speaker and three others, at the swearing-in of newly elected members. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 11 January 2022
Fale alea

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga must prioritise its development goals “because there are never enough resources for all our needs,” King Tupou VI reminded the new parliament,on opening the 2022 session in Nuku'alofa, this morning, 11 January 2022. He said fuel and food are our two largest imports. By Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 5 January 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tomorrow's official opening of Tonga's new parliamentary session for 2022, by King Tupou VI, has been postponed to Tuesday January 11. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 15 December 2021
Sovaleni

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has many urgent needs and three major concerns for our new Prime Minister Designate, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, are health, illegal drugs and school dropouts. “There's a lot [of concerns] and that is why it's important to have a good team to work with,” he said following his election today. By Pesi Fonua.
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