THE Legislative Assembly has rejected the vote of no confidence motion brought by opposition MPs against the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakanō by 13 votes to 11.
13 MPs voted against it while 11 People’s Representatives voted in favour of the motion.
Deliberation on the motion was further delayed from last month.
Before the ballot took place, Tongatapu 4 constituency MP, ‘Isileli Pulu called on the House to
defer vote for tomorrow as majority of the People’s Representatives were not prepared to vote.
However the Hon. Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakanō proposed that they should conclude the vote on confidence motion today so other pending matters could be addressed by the House and move
Meanwhile the Agricultural Minister, Hon. Sangster Saulala and ‘Eua Noble repsentative Lord Nuku called for closer cooperation between the Cabinet Ministers and the People’s Representatives for the benefit of the nation.
Parliament had been discussing the motion since June 28th 2012.