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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 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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Friday 22 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans are heading to the polls soon on November 16, and there are now 57,391 voters registered, according to a final electoral roll published on September 15.
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Tuesday 12 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With just two-months to go before Tongans head to the polls on 16 November, there are now around 57,000 plus voters who have registered, according to a provisional electoral roll published last week. This is a jump from the 51,447 voters in the last election.
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Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tongans will go to the polls on November 16 in a General Election, to be held a year ahead of schedule. The nomination of candidates will be held for two-days from 27-28 September.
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Tuesday 21 June 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four candidates, including one woman, have registered to contest the seat of Vava’u 16 in the Tonga Legislative Assembly in a By-Election to be held on 14 July.
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lord Dalgety QC has replaced Barrie Sweetman as the new Chairman of the Electoral Commission in a five-year appointment made by King Tupou VI.
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Thursday 8 January 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Nine complaints of infringement of Electoral Procedure by candidates in the November 2014 General Election have been filed with the Electoral Commission, said Pita Vuki the Electoral Commissioner yesterday, 7 January.
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Monday 29 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After winning today's election, Tonga's new Prime Minister elect 'Akilisi Pohiva, was rushed home by his family who said he was “really sick”.
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Monday 29 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Akilisi Pohiva was declared Tonga's new Prime Minister this afternoon by the Interim Speaker of the Tongan Parliament Lord Tupou.
Wednesday 24 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The election of Tonga's next Prime Minister will take place at 10:00am Monday, 29 December at the Parliament House, the Interim Speaker, Lord Tupou announced this morning.
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Tuesday 23 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A second nomination for Tonga's next Prime Minister was tabled with the Tongan Parliament at 9.30am this morning, the Chief Clerk of the Tongan Legislative Assembly, Ms Gloria Pole'o said today.
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Monday 22 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
One nomination for Tonga's next Prime Minister was submitted in a sealed envelope to parliament today, 22 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Nobles Representatives withdrew their nomination of Lord Vaea for Prime Minister, and the independent People's Representatives nominated Samiu Vaipulu for Prime Minister when the two groups of newly-elected Members of Parliament met last night, Monday 15 December.
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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Supervisor of Elections has received a new complaint against Semisi Fakahau the newly elected Tongatapu 8 People's Representative for alleged breach of election regulations.
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Thursday 11 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
By Wednesday next week, the 26 newly elected members of the Tongan Parliament should be ready to proceed and elect a Prime Minister, said 'Etuate Lavulavu, the spokesperson for seven independent People's Representatives.
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