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King appoints Prime Minister Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva

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04th January, 2017 English l Tongan In accordance with Clause 50A of the Constitution of Tonga, His Majesty King Tupou VI has appointed the Prime Minister-Designate, Honourable Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, as the Prime Minister of Tonga, with effect from 2 January, 2018.

Prior to being re-elected as Prime Minister by the Legislative Assembly, following the 2017 General Election, Hon. Pohiva served as the 16th Prime Minister from 2015-2017.

Prime Minister Pohiva is the longest-serving People’s Representative and Member of Parliament, since he was first elected into the Legislative Assembly in 1987.

The Prime Minister has held various Ministerial portfolios in the previous Government administrations, as the former Minister for Health, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Internal Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Prime Minister Pohiva will serve his second term in office from 2018-2021, as the 17th Prime Minister of Tonga.

In the coming week, the Honourable Prime Minister is expected to formally announce his Cabinet Ministers.


Issued by the: The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel (676) 24 644 Fax: (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Website: www.pmo.gov.to

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