Two nominations for Tonga’s prime minister

A second nomination was received today at about 9.30am from Dr. Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa, People’s Representative for Tongatapu 10.

Tuʻiʻonetoa is a Democratic Party’s  Member of Parliament. The Party is led by Leader ‘Akilisi Pōhiva.

Gloria Pōleʻo, the Chief Clerk of Parliament Office, has confirmed in a statement this morning the Office of the Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly received two nominations for Prime Minister designate before it closed today at 4.30pm.

The first nomination was received yesterday at the Parliament Office at about 2pm from Vili Manuopangai Fakaʻosiula Hingano, People’s Representative for Haʻapai 12.

Pōleʻo said both nominations remained in sealed envelopes, which will only be opened on the day when the elected MPs will meet to elect the Prime Minister.

She said the date and time of the meeting to elect the Prime Minister designate will be officially announced and released to the public and media at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 24 December 2014.

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