23 Feb 2017

Tongan parliament adapting to modernisation

From , 4:03 pm on 23 February 2017

A political researcher Tonga's parliamentarians are operating much more efficiently now when it comes to no confidence motions.

The first ever motion was launched in 2012 but took months to complete.

The latest, this time against Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva, could be finished within a week. 

Mr Pohiva is accused of nepotism, not following due process, wasting money and damaging international relations.

The Royal Oceania Institute's Director of Research, Tevita Motulalo told Koro Vaka'uta the accusations have been around for a while now. 

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