2008 Tongan Legislative Assembly

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The 2008 Tongan Legislative Assembly is the previous term of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. Its composition was determined by the 2008 elections, held on April 23 and 24, 2008. It served until 2010, when special elections were held under a new constitution.

Nine members of the parliament are People's Representatives, nine represent the 33 nobles, and fourteen are Cabinet Ministers appointed by the King.

The Speaker of the 2008 Legislative Assembly was Hon Tu'ilakepa.

Initial party standings

 Summary of the 23 April/24 April 2008 Tongan Legislative Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Human Rights and Democracy Movement 21,914 28.36 4
Independents 41,798 54.09 3
People's Democratic Party 10,798 13.97 2
Paati Langafonua Tu'uloa 2,768 3.58 0
Members elected by and among the 29 hereditary nobles of Tonga 9
Members of the Privy Council (appointed by the King) 12
Governors (appointed by the King) 2
Total 77,278 100.00 30
Source: Matangi Tonga


Name Party Electorate Term
Samuela 'Akilisi PohivaHRDMTongatapu No. 1Eighth
'Isileli PuluHRDMTongatapu No. 2Third
Clive EdwardsPDPTongatapu No. 3Second?
'Etuate LavulavuIndependentVava'u No. 1Third
Samiu VaipuluIndependentVava'u No. 2Sixth
'Uliti UataHRDMHa'apai No. 1Seventh
Sione Teisina FukoPDPHa'apai No. 2Third
Sunia FiliHRDMEuaFourth
Sione Feingatau IloaIndependentNiuasFirst
Hon Tu'ilakepaIndependentVava'u Noble 1Third
Hon. FielakepaIndependentTongatapu Noble 1First
Hon. Ma'afu Tukui'aulahiIndependentTongatapu Noble 2
Hon. Vaha'iIndependentTongatapu Noble 3Second
Hon. FulivaiIndependentVava'u Noble 2First
Hon Tu'iha'ateihoIndependentHa'apai Noble 1Second
Hon Tu'iha'anganaIndependentHa'apai Noble 2Seventh
Hon LasikeIndependentEua NobleSecond
Hon. TangipaIndependentNiuas NobleSecond
Feleti SeveleIndependentCabinet MinisterFourth
Viliami TangiIndependentCabinet Minister
Tevita Hala PalefauIndependentCabinet Minister
Hon TuitaIndependentCabinet Minister
Hon NukuIndependentCabinet Minister
Hon Tu'ivakanoIndependentCabinet Minister
Fineasi FunakiIndependentCabinet Minister
Afu'alo MatotoIndependentCabinet Minister
Lisiate 'AkoloIndependentCabinet Minister
Tu'ipelehake Viliami Tupoulahi Mailefihi Tuku'ahoIndependentCabinet Minister
'Eseta Fusitu'aIndependentCabinet Minister
Hon. Ma'afu Tukui'aulahiIndependentCabinet Minister
Hon. MalupoIndependentGovernor of Ha'apai
Hon. LuaniIndependentGovernor of vava'u


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