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The Tongan Cabinet is the cabinet (executive branch) of the government of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is composed primarily of the ministers of government. The latter, including the Prime Minister, are appointed by the monarch. The Governor of Ha'apai and the Governor of Vava'u also serve on the Cabinet ex officio. When in session and presided over by the monarch, the Cabinet is known as the Privy Council.[1]

Current Cabinet

As of May 2009[2]:

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Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister,
Minister of Communication,
Mininister of Disaster Relief & Activities,
Mininister of Labour, Commerce, and Industries
Dr. Feleti Sevele
Deputy Prime Minister,
Minister of Health
Dr. Viliami Tangi
Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, and Forestry HSH Prince Tu'ipelehake Viliami Tupoulahi Mailefihi Tuku'aho
Minister of Civil Aviation, Marine, and Ports Paul Karalus
Minister of Defense,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Feleti Sevele (acting)
Minister of Education, Women's Affairs, and Culture Tevita Hala Palefau
Minister of Finance Siosiua Utoikamanu
Minister of Justice 'Eseta Fusitu'a (acting)[3]
Attorney General John Cauchi[4]
Minister of Lands, Survey, Natural Resources, and Environment Siosaia Ma'Ulupekotofa Tuita
Minister of Police, Fire Services, and Prisons Dr. Viliami Tangi (acting)
Minister of Tourism Fineasi Funaki
Minister of Training, Employment, Youth, and Sports Tu'ivakano
Minister of Works Nuku
Minister of Information and Communication 'Eseta Fusitu'a
Governor of Ha'apai Malupo[5]
Governor of Vava'u[6] Sonatane Tu'akinamolahi Taumoepeau Tupou

Source: "Tonga", C.I.A.

External links

  • Cabinet of Tonga: information on the Tongan government website (page under construction)

References

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