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Democracy in Tonga is still developing


Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 26/10/2017


A democratic Government means government by the people,  a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.


The Acting Attorney General – ‘Aminiasi Kefu made this statement during the national dialogue on democracy yesterday.


He said Tonga’s democracy is not as mature compared to established democratic governments like New Zealand, Australia and the US.


Tonga’s transition of government has been for 7 years only, and Tonga has accomplished many things such as the establishment of the office of the ombudsman and the Commissioner of Police.


Tonga’s constitution is still in place and people need to follow the rule of law.


Meanwhile, the publisher and editor of the Taimi ‘o Tonga  Newspaper – Kalafi Moala said , it is often people forget the foundation of Tonga’s constitution based of Christian values virtues.


The constitution provides guiding principles to its people.


Kalafi said sometimes there are political disputes but its because of lack of Christian values.


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