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 2017 Tonga General Election
Thursday 23 November 2017
Sunday 19 November 2017
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.