Tonga’s new parliament was elected by less than half of the country. Only 47.9% of voters cast their votes for winning candidates. Furthermore, 10 of the 17 People’s Representatives who were elected in last week’s snap general election, were supported by less than half of the total number of voters who turned out in their respective constituencies.
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Results for Tonga democratic reform
Thursday 23 November 2017
Thursday 11 June 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
You have been uncomfortable with the push to implement the changes and never mind the consequences. This report shares your long-held view and congratulations. I am particularly impressed that the Commission recognized the need for a more informed electorate and that our communities need to be better informed so that they can better anticipate the changes and its impact on their lives. The wider concern over land tenure is a welcome surprise at this late stage. - Sefita Hao'uli