Legislative Assembly

Tonga Parliament approves reply to King’s state opening address

Lord Speaker Fakafanua also nominated the Deputy Speaker, Lord Tu’ilakepa and the Whole House Committee Chair, Veivosa Taka to deliver the reply and have an audience with the King.

Most of Wednesday’s parliamentary debate was not broadcast live. This follows a direction from the Lord Speaker to allow an open and in-house discussion of reply to the King’s state opening address.

Meanwhile, Parliament is adjourned until Monday, May 10th for the discussion of the national budget.