Commentary: King’s disregard of call for dissolution gives hopes for more democratic reforms in Tonga

'Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

The king’s decision not to dissolve Parliament after receiving petitions led by anti government leaders was a significant move in Tonga’s struggle to see a more democratic government after the 2010 political reforms. It has also been seen as a remarkable move forward after the king’s dissolution of Parliament in 2017 failed to oust the…


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