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Results for General Election 2017

Monday 20 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Tangi, a Life Peer has been appointed by HM King Tupou VI as Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, effective from November 17.
Friday 17 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Return of the Writs of Election to the King is expected to be returned sooner then the required date of November 30, said the Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki today.
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Friday 17 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
67% of registered Tongan voters turned out to cast their votes in the General Election 2017 held on November 16.
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Friday 17 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
All nine cabinet ministers of Tonga's Caretaker Government were re-elected in Tonga's snap General Election yesterday 16 November. The successful candidates were announced by the Electoral Commissioner, Pita Vuki, before 10.00 pm last night. UPDATE: All candidates results.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nobles will toss a coin at 5.30pm to decide who will win the Tongatapu No. 3 Nobles' Representative seat because of a tied result between Lord Vaea and Lord Vaha'i.
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Thursday 16 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polling stations across Tonga opened this morning at 9:00am for the 2017 General Election to elect the 17 People's Representatives to the Legislative Assembly.
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With the General Election tomorrow Thursday, November 16 candidates have wound-up their campaigns after weeks of running rowdy floats parade, alongside radio, television programmes and community meetings throughout Tonga.
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Friday 10 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
What kind of government would Tongans like to have working for them following the 16 November election? It's evident that the new government, to be formed by the end of this year, has an enormous challenge ahead, because our elected leaders need to rescue Tonga from a “free-fall” situation that we have found ourselves in, after seven years under a reformed system that has not met the public's expectations. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 8 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With a week left before Tongans head to the polls on Thursday November 16, there are 59,003 voters registered, after a supplementary electoral roll was published last week.
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Monday 6 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The process of forming Tonga's new government and choosing a Prime Minister following the November 16 General Election, will start on or before November 30, but the process may continue to mid-December.
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Tuesday 31 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A recent amendment to Tonga's Electoral Act in early September makes it possible for five life peers to stand as candidates for the Tongan Parliament when nobles elect their nine representatives on 16 November, the Electoral Commissioner, Pita Vuki told an Election Reporting Workshop this morning. Nobles and Life Peers are not subject to the same scrutiny given to the nominations for the People's Representatives.
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Monday 16 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan registered voters who are residing abroad must in Tonga to vote in the November 16 General Election.
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Saturday 30 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Langafonua ‘a e Masiva Party was launched on Friday, September 29 with six candidates, who are running for the November 16 General Election.
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Friday 29 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 86 candidates, including more than 10 women, have registered to contest for the 17 People's Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga's upcoming General Election on November 16.
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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
39 candidates have registered on the first day of registration to contest Tongatapu's 10 constituencies in the November 16 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow, the final day of nominations.
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Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans are heading to the polls soon on November 16, and there are now 57,391 voters registered, according to a final electoral roll published on September 15.
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