Tonga's Constitution and the Changing State
Tonga is the only South Pacific nation to have remained independent and stable since the mid-19th century, but signs of change are emerging. Criticism of government began after reform of the taxation system in 1986, when probing questions were asked about the way in which parliamentarians had paid themselves exorbitant overtime allowance. A leader of the active group of critics, 'Akilisi Pohiva, was elected to parliament in the 1987 general election and subsequently won damages from the...[Show more]
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