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Thursday 26 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It is vitally important that all Tongans take preventative measures to curb the spread of CoViD-19 and respect WHO guidelines, King Tupou VI told the Tongan Legislative Assembly today, in a message read for the closing of the House.
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Wednesday 25 March 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Legislative Assembly will have a soft closing for its 2019/20 session on March 26, without guests due to the coronavirus preventative measures.
Monday 24 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Six staff from Constituents Fund Division of the Tongan Parliament leave for New Zealand this week to learn how New Zealand Constituency offices work to support their members of Parliaments and their local communities.
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Tuesday 18 February 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The new Tongan government will stretch out its closure of parliament up to eight months. At the request of the Prime Minister, the sitting of the Legislative Assembly has been adjourned to May, Parliament's Office said in a statement today.
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Friday 13 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Electoral Commission has enlisted the assistance of Tonga Police to investigate a complaint lodged by a voter on behalf of Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, alleging electoral irregularities and malpractice in the Tongatapu 1 by-election.
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Friday 6 December 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A complaint has been lodged by a voter on behalf of the unsuccessful candidate Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, calling to void the Tongatapu 1 By Election results, alleging electoral irregularities and malpractice. There were only two candidates in the November 28 By Election that was won by Siaosi Pohiva with a margin of only 16 votes.
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Friday 29 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No complaints of electoral infringement or applications for recount had been received by the Electoral Commission on November 29, following the closely-fought Tongatapu 1 By-Election.
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Thursday 28 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siaosi Vailahi Pohiva won the Tongatapu 1 By-election for a seat in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, only 16 votes ahead of Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua in a tight race, after the result was announced in Nuku'alofa this evening.
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Monday 25 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two candidates will contest the Tongatapu 1 By-Election on Thursday November 28. Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua and Siaosi Pohiva, both campaigning for a seat in the Tonga Legislative Assembly, last week talked about their priorities for their constituency.
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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a week left before voters in Tongatapu 1 head to the polls for a parliamentary By-Election, 4,382 voters have registered, before the closing of the electoral roll. This is only 126 more than those registered in the 2017 General Election.
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Thursday 31 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Registration of voters in Tongatapu 1 remains open until the second week of November, before the printing of the electoral roll for the Constituency no. 1 By-Election on Thursday, November 28.
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Tuesday 29 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard arrived in Nuku'alofa on October 28, on a parliamentary visit.
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Sunday 27 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Former Prime Minister, Lord Sevele ‘o Vailahi is optimistic that Tonga’s political reform program can proceed, following the change of government on 27 September. “Let's make the reform work,” he said.
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Thursday 17 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There will be five main polling stations in Tongatapu 1 for the By-Election on Thursday, November 28.
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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Only two candidates have registered to run in the November 28 By-Election to elect a new People’s Representative for Tongatapu 1 to the Tonga Legislative Assembly, to fill the seat of the late Hon. 'Akilisi Pohiva.
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Law
Saturday 12 October 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
“We look forward to the day when the death penalty is removed from Tonga’s laws,” said a former Tongan Police officer Siueli ‘Eleni Mone, who was present at Tonga's last execution in 1982. On October 10 she joined a discussion with the Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners to Tonga who are encouraging modern states to abolish the death penalty.
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Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon. Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa (68), one of two candidates nominated, was elected 15-8, this afternoon as Tonga’s new Prime Minister, by 23 elected members of the Tongan Parliament in a secret ballot. (Updated to correct age).
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Law
Friday 27 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A three-year Tonga Justice Sector Support Program was launched on September 26 with the aim of developing more inclusive, sustainable and responsive good governance, with law and order.
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Saturday 21 September 2019
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga may have a new Prime Minister by the end of the September. The Speaker of Parliament on 26 September will read out nominations and call for the 25 members of parliament to elect a new Prime Minister.
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Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Parliament will begin the process of electing a new Prime Minister by calling for nominations, after the funeral of the late Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva is over. From the House by Pesi Fonua
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