Two People’s reps nominated for Tonga PM


Two People’s representatives Siaosi Sovaleni and Dr ‘Aisake Eke have been nominated for Tonga’s Prime Minister designate.

Their names will be announced during a meeting today, when elected representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly will choose one of them as the new leader.

At the close of nominations at 4.30pm Tuesday, two nominations had been received at the Office of the Interim Speaker of Parliament, Lord Tangi.

The first nomination was received on Monday 13 December and the second nomination was received Tuesday.

After the Prime Minister designate is declared, the nominations of candidates from the Nobles’ representatives for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament will be made verbally by elected representatives from the floor.

The meeting will then elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament.