Tonga. According to
Countryaah.com, Parliamentary elections were held January 24-25.
Nine noble and nine noble members were appointed, the former
of the country's 33 noble families, the latter in general
elections. In addition to the elected members, the 31 strong
parliamentary parliament includes the king and twelve
ministers. Of the unruly members, six were part of the
Pro-Democratic movement with Akilisi Pohiva, Deputy Party
Leader of the People's Party, at the forefront.
In May, Tonga signed an agreement on a nuclear-free zone
in the South Pacific. Failure to do so before would have
been harshly criticized by neighboring countries.