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New Tongan PM To Be Elected Today

The Parliament of Tonga will meet today to elect a new prime minister for the nation. The two candidates to fill in the big shoes of the late ‘Akilisi Pohiva
27 Sep 2019 09:39
New Tongan PM To Be Elected Today
Mr Semisi Sika and Mr Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa.

The Parliament of Tonga will meet today to elect a new prime minister for the nation.

The two candidates to fill in the big shoes of the late ‘Akilisi Pohiva are Semisi Sika and Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa.

Semisi Sika is the late Mr Pohiva’s deputy and as present, the acting Prime Minister whereas Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa is the Finance Minister.

The family of the late Mr Pohiva have endorsed Mr Sika for the role.

Mr Sika had met with the late Akilisi Pohiva shortly before his death.

The vote follows the death of prime minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, whose state funeral was held last week. RNZ reports

The by-election for the vacant seat of the late prime minister in his constituency will not take place until November 28, 2019. RNZ reports

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