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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.
Sunday 19 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of Tonga’s November 16 General Election “reflected the wishes of the people” the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Hon. Margaret Wilson DNZM said at the Tanoa Hotel on 18 November. Speaking to the press at the end of their observer mission, she congratulated the Kingdom of Tonga for turning out in numbers to exercise their democratic right.
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
Lord Vaha’i has won a seat in parliament after winning a coin toss against Lord Vaea after he tied with the former Tongatapu No. 1 Noble's Representative.
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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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Tuesday 14 November 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Commonwealth Observer Group arrived in Tonga on 9 November to observe Tonga’s 2017 National Parliamentary Elections that will take place on Thursday, 16 November.
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Law
Wednesday 8 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The "Law and Good Leadership" is this year's theme for Tonga Law Week, which runs until November 10 in Tongatapu.
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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 30 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan women panelists from different sectors agreed that "integrity", "good moral character" and "following the rule of law" were basic qualities expected in public life and leadership positions. "If a government is not prepared to follow the law then we will go back to the jungle and that's not my expectation of a government or a candidate or an MP," said 'Alisi Taumoepeau.
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Monday 30 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election reporting workshop for journalists, alongside media presentation training for women candidates in Tonga's 2017 general election, is being held from October 30 to November 3, in Nuku'alofa.
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Thursday 26 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day workshop on "reporting for elections" was held this week ahead of Tonga's General Election on November 16.
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Wednesday 25 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga needs to elect the right people and voters need to carefully consider what type of candidate they want to vote into parliament, HRH Princess Pilolevu said this morning, in opening a National Dialogue on Democracy Symposium at the Fa'onelua Centre. "We utterly need to elect the right people. We need those that would not change their colours like an octopus," the Princess said.
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Monday 23 October 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sione Vikilani from the Legislative Assembly confirmed this afternoon that they had nothing to do with the pollster statistics circulated from an email address called "falealea2017 @yahoo.com". He believed this anonymous group was just using the word Fale Alea (Parliament) as their name.
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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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