King appoints ‘Akilisi Pohiva as Tonga’s Prime Minister

    Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, 72, Tonga’s new Prime Minister Designate, was appointed by His Majesty King Tupou VI this morning to become Tonga’s new Prime Minister, a ceremony conducted according to the Tongan constitution.

    PM Pohiva was elected yesterday after winning over 50 percent of a secret ballot in a Special Meeting by the legislature.

    Spokesperson MP Dr Pohiva Tuʻiʻonetoa said they would have their first cabinet meeting today at 12pm at the cabinet to formalise and confirm all ministerial portfolios before PM Pohiva will inform the king about the new government ministers.

    MP Tuʻiʻonetoa did not reveal the ministers for the new cabinet saying that PM Pohiva would formally announce it after his audience with the king this afternoon.

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    1. Kuo fakanofo ʻE Heʻene ʻAfio, King Tupou VI ʻa tangata kuo fili ʻe he kakai, Samuela ʻAkilisi Pohiva, 72, ke ne hoko ko e palemia ʻo Tonga, ko ouau ʻeni ne fakahoko fakatatau pe ki he konisitutone ʻa Tonga.

      Ne filiʻi foki ʻa Pohiva ke palemia hili ia haʻane ikuna ha fili paloti fakapulipuli ʻa e kau Fakafofonga Fale Alea ʻaki ha foʻi fili ne ʻova ʻi he peseti ʻe 50.

      Pehe ʻe Dr Pohiva Tuʻiʻonetoa ki he Kaniva ʻe fakahoko ʻenau fuofua fakataha kapineti he ʻaho ni ʻi he kapineti ke fakapapauʻi mo fakafemahinoaki e ngaahi lakanga minisita mo e potungaue ki muʻa pea ʻe toe meʻa atu ʻa e palemia ʻo ʻave ke ʻafio ki ai ʻa e Tuʻi.

      Naʻe ʻikai te ne fakaha ʻa e ngaahi lakanga mo hai ʻa e kau minisita foʻou ka ne ne pehe ʻe toki tuku fakaʻofisiale mai pe ʻe he Palemia he efiafi ʻo e ʻaho ni.

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