The quest for constitutional reform in Tonga

  title={The quest for constitutional reform in Tonga},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  pages={104 - 91}
  • Published 2005
  • The Journal of Pacific History
  • Tonga's constitution was originally a liberal, 19th century document that economically combined popular representation and aristocratic direction in a unicameral vehicle instead of the conventional bicameral legislature. Subsequent amendments strengthened the executive, and the greatest of all, in 1914, significantly reduced representation of both nobles and people. The configuration of power sharing has not changed despite numerous minor constitutional amendments since. There was no… CONTINUE READING
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