King Siaosi (George)Tupou V of Tonga and a proposed change in government
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As written in this article King Siaosi Tāufaʻāhau Manumataongo Tukuʻaho Tupou V of Tonga is considered to be the only official Sovereign of the only Polynesian Kingdom. As the ruler of the the Kingdom of Tonga, a constitutional monarcharchy, is working toward having an elected Parliament in Tonga which would bring changes to the goverment of Tonga and the role of the Tongan monarchy.
Historically the Tongan empire under the rule of Tui Tonga ruled over much of Polynesia yet throughout history maintained strong ties with the Kings of Samoa and Fiji. After the time of European contact, Tongans pride themslves as the Polynisian Kingdom to never br conquered, occupied, or colonized by a Western foriegn nation especially during the 19th century when such events occured in Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii, and other Polynesian nations. In modern times although it has had strong political ties with the UK as a British UK protectorate many consider to be the Last Polynesian Kingdom. With such a rich tradition and history at the head of which is the Tui Tonga (King of Tonga), it's definately important news to Toangans that their current monarch wants to shift policital powers of his position with an elected Parliment.
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