The parliamentary seat of the Nobles' Representative of Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou in the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, held by Lord Fusitu'a, is vacant as of yesterday, 6 August 2020. This is by operation of law as per section 7 of the Legislative Assembly Act. The provision requires a Member of Parliament not to be absent from the Assembly for more than 12 consecutive calendar months. If a Member is absent from the Assembly for more than 12 consecutive calendar months, his tenure as a Member shall end and the seat will become vacant. Lord Fusitu'a has been absent from meetings of the Assembly since 5 August 2019.
('Aho Falaite 7 '0 'Aokosi 2020)
'ATA (VACANANT) 'A E SEA'O E FAKAFOFONGA'O E HOU'EIKI NOPELE '0 NIUATOPUTAPU MO NIUAFO'OU 'I HE FALE ALEA