CPA Parliamentary Academy

Legislative Assembly of Tonga (Fale Alea o Tonga)

Hon. Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
CPA Tonga Branch President
Legislative Assembly of Tonga (Fale Alea o Tonga)
Gloria Guttenbeil-Pole'o, Clerk of the House
CPA Tonga Branch Secretary
Legislative Assembly of Tonga (Fale Alea o Tonga)

Joined the Commonwealth: 4 June 1970

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1958

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral (Legislative Assembly of Tonga (Fale Alea o Tonga))

Parliament/Legislature website: Parliament of Tonga

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 6 (Finance & Public Accounts; Climate Change & Environment; Legislation; Social Services; Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade; Agriculture)

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Privileges Committee; Business and Agenda Committee


CPA Blogs


Articles in The Parliamentarian (2013 to present)


Recent activities
  • In March 2023, new and returning Members of the Parliaments of Tonga, Tuvalu and Fiji took part in a CPA Post-Election Seminar co-hosted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga - find out more here.


Key Facts

Date of Independence
01 Jan 1970
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1958
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament
Nuku' Alofa