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Results for General Election

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With just two-months to go before Tongans head to the polls on 16 November, there are now around 57,000 plus voters who have registered, according to a provisional electoral roll published last week. This is a jump from the 51,447 voters in the last election.
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will go to the polls on November 16 in a General Election, to be held a year ahead of schedule. The nomination of candidates will be held for two-days from 27-28 September.
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Thursday 27 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Early unofficial results from Tongatapu polling places indicate a close contest for Tongatapu 3 constituency with three polling places topped by different candidates, Tevita Palu, Siaosi Sovaleni and Clive Edwards.
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Friday 24 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty eight parliamentary candidates, including one woman, registered yesterday to contest Tonga’s seven outer islands constituencies in the November 27 General Election, while more are expected to register today on the final day of nominations.
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Friday 29 November 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing to alter the electoral boundaries of two Vava'u constituencies by moving 'Utui village from Vava'u #15 to Vava'u #16.
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Thursday 25 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With early results coming in from individual polling stations the names of the leading candidates in Tonga's General Election are expected to be clear by 9:00 pm tonight after thousands of people turned out for the polls on an overcast day. Photos by Linny Folau, Pesi Fonua and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Wednesday 24 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Commoners tomorrow, November 25 will be given the opportunity in Tonga's Parliamentary Election to choose their 17 representatives to enter parliament. This is the first step in setting up a new government. The representatives that they elect tomorrow will become the decision makers in a second round of voting, which is the election of a Prime Minister to lead the country during the next four years. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua.
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Friday 22 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Registration of candidates closed at 3pm today, with a total of 147 candidates running for the General Election on November 25.
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Tuesday 19 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Guaranteeing equal rights for women in Tonga by endorsing CEDAW was not a commitment for four of the candidates running for election, who did not understand the Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
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Tuesday 5 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
"What will be the impact of the Political Reform that is about to take place in November on the Tongan culture and the relationship between the Common People and the Monarchy, and the Nobles?" That was the topic for a programme of Candidates Meeting the Press Dialogue on September 29 at the International Dateline Hotel.
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Thursday 24 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 7 pm this evening the results for Tongatapu have started coming in following polling in today's General Election to choose nine People's Representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly for the next three years, 2008-10.
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Thursday 24 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polling in Tonga's General Election kicked off today with heavy numbers of outer island voters gathering at the Akoteu school ground, a new polling site in Nuku'alofa for the outer islands voters. Photos by Linny Folau
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Tuesday 8 January 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's 2008 Parliamentary Election to be held on April 23 for the Nobles Representatives and April 24 for the People's Representatives is on schedule, according to the government electoral officer, Pita Vuki.
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Thursday 10 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The approach by government to appoint four cabinet ministers from the 18 elected members of the House this year has given a new dimension to Tonga's 2005 parliamentary election. Now, in effect, an elected member of the "opposition" may cross the floor to become a member of the cabinet. Editor's Comment, by Pesi Fonua,
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Wednesday 12 January 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 64 candidates, the most ever, are standing in Tonga's General Election to be held on March 16-17 this year, to decide the nine Noble's seats and nine People's seats in the Tongan Legislative Assembly.
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Thursday 30 May 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Lopeti Senituli, the full time Director of the Tonga Human Rights and Democracy Movement says that his organisation wants to change Tonga’s structure of government, first with a mass movement and then later by introducing political parties. Interview by Pesi Fonua. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 1, May 2002.
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