6 Mar 2017

Tonga PM to decide fate of Finance Minister

2:28 pm on 6 March 2017

The Prime Minister of Tonga has been meeting with his Cabinet to decide the future of Finance Minister 'Aisake Eke.

Akilisi Pohiva

Akilisi Pohiva Photo: AAP (file)

Dr Eke abstained during last week's no confidence vote that was brought against 'Akilisi Pohiva.

The vote was defeated 14-10 but the Finance Minister's actions appear to have surprised Mr Pohiva.

The Cabinet held a special meeting this morning and discussions are continuing.

Mr Pohiva indicated he wouldn't make any comment on the matter until a decision is made.