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Results for Tonga general election

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Before nominations for Tonga's next Prime Minister close on Tuesday next week, the People's Representatives are busy aligning themselves around two members who are competing to form the new government. By Pesi Fonua.
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Tuesday 30 November 2021
Pita Vuki

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The official result of Tonga’s 2021 General Parliamentary Election was announced by the Electoral Commissioner and Supervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki, this afternoon, 30 November 2021. After recounts were made for the Tongatapu Constituencies Nos. 1, 5, 7 and 10; and ‘Eua No. 11, there were no changes in the winning candidates. By Pesi Fonua
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Tuesday 23 November 2021
Lord Tangi

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's next Prime Minister will be found from among the 26 new Members of Parliament, and a new government determined before Christmas. King Tupou VI has appointed Rt. Hon. Lord Tangi as the Interim Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, to lead the constitutional process to elect the Prime Minister Designate. By Pesi Fonua
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Friday 19 November 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga elected an all-male parliament today, with nine new faces coming into 17 People's Representative seats. No women were returned or elected. The Prime Minister, Hon. Rev. Dr Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa retained his Tongatapu 10 constituency. Eight Cabinet Ministers, including two Nobles serving as Ministers, were returned. Preliminary results were announced by the Supervisor of Elections Pita Vuki on national radio (TBC) just before 11:00pm Thursday. Tonga has a midnight curfew under its Health Emergency, so after a few minutes of tooting car horns and a handful of fireworks on the Touliki seafront, let off by jubilant supporters of successful candidates, most people went home. UPDATED.
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Thursday 18 November 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Polling opened at 9:00am this morning, at 200 polling stations throughout Tonga, in the General Election held every four years. It's a fine day for voting and in the capital, traffic is lively. After polls close at 4:00pm the preliminary running results will be announced by the Election Commission and by around 8:00-10:00pm tonight we'll know the leading candidates. Election Supervisor, Pita Vuki, hopes that more voters than ever will turnout today and reverse a trend of growing voter disaffection that saw the last turnout drop to about half of registered electors. By Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Wednesday 29 September 2021
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 75 candidates had registered for the General Election on November 18, when registration closed at 3:00pm yesterday, 28 September 2021. Meanwhile, over 64,000 voters have registered to elect their 17 representatives to the Tonga Legislative Assembly.
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Sunday 3 September 2017
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The dissolution of the Tongan Parliament by HM King Tupou VI on August 24 is a wake up call for Tongans to return their focus to Tonga's modern democratisation process. Since a move to speed up the democratic reform process was initiated in 2010, social and political progress has faltered in an increasingly unsettled and disruptive political environment. By Pesi Fonua
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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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Wednesday 12 November 2014
Parliament House

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongan voters will be put on the spot on November 27 to elect a new government that could save the country from its current economic downward spiral, and to start a recovery process that will restore the trust and confidence of the people in the system of government that was implemented in 2010. Until we fully understand how our system works, and why it doesn't work, we will continue to struggle. Editor's comment, by Pesi Fonua
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Friday 17 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Chief Justice Michael Scott today ordered 'Akilisi Pohiva to pay $22,000 in legal costs to the Registrar of the Supreme Court by close of business on 21 October 2014.
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Wednesday 15 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Doubts have been cast over the eligibility of 'Akilisi Pohiva, the People's Representative for Tongatapu Constituency No. 1, to register as a candidate in Tonga's November 25 General Election, while a $22,000 costs award against him, ordered by a Magistrate, remains outstanding.
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Friday 26 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
We can say that: "The Battle is over and the War has started" and that is probably the best way to describe the outcome of the first round of Tonga's Parliamentary Election yesterday, as Tongans prepare for the second round of voting by the new members of parliament who are tasked with putting a new government into place within the next 28 days. by Pesi Fonua
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Monday 8 November 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Basic health services should continue to be easily accessible for all Tongans, believed a panel of candidates discussing health, although the issue of life style diseases such as diabetes was also raised as a concern.
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Saturday 16 October 2010
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of Tonga's General Election on November 25 will be announced by the Supervisor of the election on the same evening, over 50 prospective parliamentary candidates were told in a pre-registration briefing this week.
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Monday 28 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The results of the 2008 General Election were decided by half of the people who are registered to vote when 32,000 Tongans turned out to vote on Thursday, April 24,
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Friday 25 April 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After taking an early lead, Tongatapu's three incumbent People's Representatives have roared ahead of the competition in today's general election, re-establishing themselves with clear popular support in the Tongan Legislature.
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Monday 17 March 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Inoke Hu'akau is one of 28 candidates who are contesting the three Tongatapu People's Representatives seats in Tonga's April 24 Parliamentary election, and appears to be the only one expressing strong views against the proposed reform program that was passed by parliament before it closed last year, that politicians are working to introduce in 2010.
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Friday 18 February 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As we are getting closer to Tonga's 2005 Parliamentary General Election on March 17 the idea of political change is still the popular campaign issue, and it is clearer now that we are looking at three different proposals, or models of government. - Editor's Comment by Pesi Fonua.
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