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King Tupou VI

Tonga's king dissolves parliament, orders new election

Tonga is the Pacific's only monarchy but has attempted to increase democracy in recent years.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:20 PM IST

Tonga begins coronation festivities with kava ceremony

Tonga on Saturday began a week of celebrations to mark the upcoming coronation of the Pacific nation`s monarch, King Tupou VI, with an ancient ceremony involving the mildly narcotic drink kava.

Jun 27, 2015, 12:27 PM IST