7 Oct 2019

Tonga's PM-designate promises co-operation and reconciliation

From , 6:02 am on 7 October 2019

Tonga's Prime Minister-designate, Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, says he is fostering a spirit of co-operation and reconciliation to help the country move forward.

Mr Tu'i'onetoa was elected by Parliament last week, following the death of 'Akilisi Pohiva.

He won the vote 15 votes to nine, defeating Semisi Sika, who had been acting prime minister since Mr Pohiva died last month in an Auckland hospital.

The five year long Pohiva adminstration was marked by tension between the government and the nobility but Mr Tu'i'onetoa told Don Wiseman he wants to heal this.

Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa

Photo: Tonga government