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Friday 13 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Poasi Tei, as Tongatapu No. 6 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly has been declared void by the Supreme Court, after he was found to have committed three acts of bribery, in the lead up to the November 2021 General Election. He is the fourth Member of Parliament and third Cabinet Minister whose election has been voided.
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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Tatafu Moeaki as the Tongatapu No. 4 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly was declared void by a Supreme Court judge today, who found that he committed bribery on two occasions, in the lead-up to the November 2021 General Election. Moeaki, the current Minister of Finance, is the second Cabinet Minister the court has found to have committed the offence of bribery under the Electoral Act.
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Friday 6 May 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa today dismissed an election petition filed against Tongatapu No.1 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly, Tevita Puloka for alleged bribery, in the lead up to the 2021 General Election campaign.
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Monday 2 May 2022
Sione Sangstar Saulala

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Sione Sangster Saulala as the Tongatapu No. 7 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly has been declared void by the Lord Chief Justice, who this morning found that he committed bribery on two occasions, during the November 2021 General Election campaign. After his election Saulala was appointed as the current Minister for Internal Affairs. The Lord Chief Justice said Mr Saulala was an unimpressive witness. By Linny Folau.
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Friday 29 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Dr Pohiva Tu’i'onetoa as the Tongatapu No.10 People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly has been declared void by a Supreme Court judge, who this afternoon found that the former Prime Minister committed the offence of bribery on one occasion, in the lead up to the November 2021 General Election.
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Wednesday 20 April 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Tongatapu No. 2 People’s Representative to Parliament, Dr ‘Uhilamoelangi Fasi, for alleged bribery, during the 2021 General Election campaign was dismissed by the Supreme Court. The petition was filed by a rival candidate Semisi Sika, who has been ordered by the court to pay the Dr Fasi's costs of the proceedings.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A judgment to decide the fate of Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu as Vava’u’s No 16 People’s Representative to Parliament is expected to be delivered in January 2016.
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Monday 14 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for illegal campaigning and corruption continued today Monday, 14 December when the Supreme Court in Neiafu heard some of the remaining witnesses for the defendant.
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Thursday 10 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal campaigning and corruption will continue on Monday, 14 December, to hear the remaining witnesses for the defendant at the Supreme Court in Neiafu.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu denied allegations of illegal campaigning and corruption in the 2014 General Election, during his evidence to the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Friday, 4 December.
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Wednesday 2 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged corruption during his 2014 election campaign continued today, 2 December in Neiafu.
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Monday 30 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against the Minister of Tourism and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu which was to continue today was further adjourned to Tuesday, 1 December in Neiafu.
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Thursday 26 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against the Minister of Infrastructure and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament Hon 'Etuate Lavulavu started on Wednesday, 25 November only to be adjourned to Monday, 30 November in Neiafu.
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Saturday 21 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged corruption during his election campaign last year will go ahead on 25 November, after the Chief Justice dismissed two applications by Lavulavu, made on 13 November, for the trial to be adjourned. The Chief Justice stated "This court must...ensure the just but efficient and speedy hearing of an electoral petition and to discourage frivolous applications which have been the intention or effect of delaying the hearing."
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Wednesday 15 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial to hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu for alleged illegal practices that was to start this month has been deferred pending his appeal against a ruling by the Chief Justice not to have a jury trial.
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Friday 17 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A trial date has been set for July 13-31 this year to hear an election petition filed against Hon 'Etuate Lavulavu the Minister for Infrastructure and Vava'u No.16 People's Representative to Parliament for alleged illegal practices.
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Wednesday 11 March 2015
A jury trial from April 13-17 in Vava'u will hear an election petition filed against Hon ‘Etuate Lavulavu, the Minister for Infrastructure and Vava’u No.16 People’s Representative to Parliament for alleged illegal practices and bribery.
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Friday 6 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament was withdrawn this morning, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 28 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Representative to Parliament has denied allegations made against him by an unsuccessful candidate who filed an election petition with the Supreme Court, in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 27 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu the Vava'u No.15 People's Representative to Parliament for alleged bribery and corrupt practices during the 2014 General Election campaign was adjourned today to February 10.
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