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Tonga speaker deplores lack of women in parliament

Tonga’s speaker of parliament says while it is shocking that women are so underrepresented in parliament, the government is working to remedy that imbalance. Tonga currently only has one woman in parliament, Dr ‘Ana Taufe’ulungaki, who was appointed by the prime minister rather than elected. But Tonga is soon to launch a women’s so-called practice […]

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Speaker Fakafanua, possible January voice of Tonga in Wellington

Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers – including Tonga’s Speaker Lord Fakafanua and Clerk Gloria Pole’o – are coming to New Zealand in January for the 22Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth (CSPOC). Lord Fakafanua is scheduled to fly into Wellington on 20 January – CSPOC will be held in Wellington at Parliament Buildings from 21-24 January […]

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