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Confusion over Tonga's Democratic Party being in Cabinet

Confusion over Tonga's Democratic Party being in Cabinet

Updated 15 February 2012, 12:52 AEDT

Tonga's Democratic Party is officially part of the country's new cabinet for the moment, despite an apparent split in the organisation over the issue.

Two of the party's senior MPs, Isileli Pulu and the group's leader, Akilisi Pohiva, have taken part in the first post-election cabinet meeting.

But Mr Pulu says they might have to resign in future if they disagree with the government, and both MPs have yet to sign an agreement promising not to vote against the government in a vote of no confidence, which may place them in a difficult position with their party.

Our correspondent in Nukualofa, Monalisa Palu, says the Democratic Party's stance on being part of Lord Tuivakano's cabinet is still not clear.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Nukualofa correspondent, Monalisa Palu

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