Tonga parliament to open on May 28

The 2015 Session of the Tonga Legislative Assembly will be officially opened on the 28th of this month, a statement from the Prime Minister’s office in Nuku’alofa says.

The opening ceremony will be held at the Parliament House, but the program has not been released.

The statement also says the current session will be officially closed on Thursday 21 May 2015 in a Soft Closing ceremony in Nuku’alofa by a commission of three nobles, in which one of the nobles will deliver the closing speech on behalf of His Majesty King Tupou VI.

The names of the nobles are yet to be confirmed by the Palace Office, it says.

“His Majesty approves the date for the State Opening of the Legislative Assembly through a proposal from the Prime Minister and Lord Speaker”.

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