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Today, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Fakafanua, issued invitations to all elected Representatives of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, calling for submission of nominations of an elected Representative to the Legislative Assembly as a candidate for Prime Minister Designate.

THE body of Tonga’s late Prime Minister arrived at Fua’amotu airport this afternoon on board the Royal New Zealand Air force. 

13 September 2019

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of the late Hon. Samuela Ákilisi Pohiva, Prime Minister of Tonga in Auckland, New Zealand. The Legislative Assembly of Tonga wishes to express its deepest sympathies and offers heartfelt condolences to the Hon. Prime Minister’s family and his loved ones.

The Office of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga refutes the claim published on the website Kanivatonga that “the Lord Tu’ilakepa’s appointment as Acting Speaker may have been unconstitutional according to Clause 61(4) of the Constitution.”

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