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Fale Alea (Legislative Assembly)

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARLIAMENT

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Parliament name (generic / translated) Fale Alea / Legislative Assembly Parliamentary building
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Structure of parliament Unicameral
Affiliation to the IPU Yes
Affiliation date(s) 2014 -
LEADERSHIP
President

Lord Fakafanua (M) 

Notes Elected on 18 Dec. 2017, appointed by the King on 4 Jan. 2018.
Secretary General Gloria L Guttenbeil-Pole'o  (F) 
Notes Appointed on 28 Jan. 2013.
COMPOSITION
Members (statutory / current number) 30 / 27
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN

Percentage of women
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Women (current number) 2 (7.41%)
Mode of designation directly elected 17
indirectly elected 9
other 1
Notes Indirectly elected members: nine nobles

In accordance with Clause 59 of the 2010 Constitution, the Legislative Assembly shall be composed of the representatives of the nobles (currently nine), the representatives of the people (currently 17) and all members of the Cabinet. The Cabinet may include no more than four persons who are not elected to the Legislative Assembly (Clause 51). The Legislative Assembly may thus comprise up to 30 members.
Term 4 years
Last renewal dates 16 November 2017
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Address Legislative Assembly
P.O. Box 901
NUKU'ALOFA, Tongatapu Island
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Phone (676) 23 565
24 455
Fax (676) 24 626
E-mail gloria_guttenbeil@yahoo.co.uk
Website http://www.parliament.gov.to/

This page was last updated on 18 January 2018
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