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King George Tupou V, 2008 (3 o 3)

King George Tupou V, 2008

King George Tupou V leaves his coronation ceremony in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, in August 2008. After more than 150 years, monarchial power in Tonga was in retreat. A spokesman for the king had earlier announced that he would withdraw from day-to-day involvement in state affairs and act on the advice of his prime minister. King George Tupou V presided over a transition to a majority popularly elected Parliament in 2010.

King George Tupou V died in March 2012 and was succeeded by his brother, Tupouto‘a Lavaka Ata.

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New Zealand Herald
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Photograph by Glenn Jeffrey

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Jon Fraenkel, 'Pacific Islands and New Zealand - Fiji and Tonga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/36876/king-george-tupou-v-2008 (accessed 14 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Jon Fraenkel, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012