The time allowed for receiving nominations from the Elected Representatives to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga of an Elected Representative as a Candidate for the Prime Minister Designate closed at 4:30pm today, Thursday 14th December 2017. A total of two (2) nominations were received by the Office of the Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
The first nomination was received on Tuesday 5th December 2017. from Hon. Pohiva Tuionetoa, People's Representati ve for T ongatapu 10. The second nomination was recei ved on Thursday 14th December 2017 from Hon. Samiu Kuita Vaipulu, People's Representative for Vava'u 15. The details of the nominations will be revealed by the Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Tangi "0 Vaonukonuka, when the Elected Representatives meet at a meeting he will convene [or the election of the Prime Minister Designate.
The Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly will announce on Friday 15thDecember 2017 the date of the meeting he will convene with the Elected Representatives to the Legislative Assembly where they wi II elect the Prime Minister Designate, then continue on to elect the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.