One nomination for Tonga’s Prime Minister Election received

MP Vili Manuopangai Fakaʻosiula Hingano, people’s representative for Haʻapai 12 has submitted a nomination for the Prime Minister designate Tuesday 22.

The nomination remains in a sealed envelope which has been placed into a secure box for collection of nominations, Gloria Pōleʻo, Chief Clerk for the Parliament Office says in a statement.

She says the envelopes containing the nominations will be opened to reveal the names of the nominees for Prime Minister on the day of the meeting of all the elected Representatives to elect the Prime Minister designate.

The date and time of the meeting to elect the Prime Minister designate will be officially announced after  nominations close this evening Tuesday 23 at 4.30pm.

Lord Vaea has told Kaniva News in an interview last week all nine noble elected representatives have agreed to support the seven independent elected MPs with their nomination of Deputy Prime Minister Samiu Vaipulu to the premiership.

The Democratic Party has yet to submit its nomination but it was understood it would nominate Leader ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

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