Tonga

Ministers resign before confidence vote


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Three Cabinet Ministers have resigned ahead of a no confidence vote later this week according to a report in Radio New Zealand International.

The three ministers involved are the Labour Minister, Isileli Pulu, the Police Minister Sunia Fili, and the Health Minister, Uliti Uata all from the Democratic Party.

Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano (Sialeʻataongo Tuʻivakanō), an independent, was elected by parliament in December 2010 against his only other opponent, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the leader of the Democratic Party (Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands).

It was the Democratic Party which moved the confidence vote last week; it is likely to be debated on Wednesday.

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