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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

TON

Website

Tonga

Established

6/4/1970

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

4/22/2004


Privy Council

Deputy Prime Minister

Prime Minister

Monarchy

King of Tonga

Legislative Assembly


DESCRIPTION

Kingdom of Tonga Friendly Islands Tonga is the only remaining Polynesian monarchy. With its capital at Nuku'alofa, Tonga is located in Oceania in an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. There are three island groups within the kingdom: Ha'apai, Tongatapu, Vava'u. As a constitutional hereditary monarchy, the nation is governed by the King of Tonga who appoints the ruling Cabinet and its Prime Minister. Laws are created in the unicameral Fale Alea, or Parliament. There are 30 seats in the Fale Alea: 12 reserved for cabinet ministers sitting ex officio, 9 for nobles selected by the country's 33 nobles, and 9 elected by popular vote. Members serve three-year terms. All heads of state and government -- the Monarch, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister -- serve life terms.


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Kingdom of Tonga Government


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7/28/2010 11:30 pm

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Tonga sends troops to Afghanistan

Jason


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