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…

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