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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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Thursday 5 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cardinal Mafi of Tonga this week has emphasized that religious leaders should not get involved in politics. He was speaking at a a National Dialogue to ‘Identify Leadership Contribution to Tonga’s Journey to a Democratic Society.’
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Saturday 30 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Langafonua ‘a e Masiva Party was launched on Friday, September 29 with six candidates, who are running for the November 16 General Election.
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Friday 29 September 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 86 candidates, including more than 10 women, have registered to contest for the 17 People's Representative seats in parliament, in Tonga's upcoming General Election on November 16.
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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
39 candidates have registered on the first day of registration to contest Tongatapu's 10 constituencies in the November 16 General Election, while more are expected to register tomorrow, the final day of nominations.
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Law
Monday 25 September 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Cooperation at regional and international level is essential for fighting the unique challenges cybercrime presents to the peoples of the Pacific and the entire world, Tonga’s Lord Chief Justice O. G. Paulsen told the opening of a cybercrime training session today, September 25.
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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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Law
Thursday 31 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Responding to social media commentary, Tonga's Acting Attorney General 'Aminiasi Kefu came out to set the record straight that the King's personal Royal prerogative to dissolve Tonga’s Legislative Assembly "is not limited by law and any legal action taken against this dissolution will be dismissed immediately by the Courts." He was responding to views circulated by Lopeti Senituli, a former Government CEO, who was urging the government to take legal action against the King's decision.
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Saturday 26 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The present government of Tonga will continue as a Caretaker Government until elections take place, King Tupou VI proclaimed today.
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Friday 25 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Tupou VI has dissolved the Tonga Legislative Assembly today with an instrument of dissolution Gazetted late this afternoon and posted on the Crown Law website. The king is commanding that a new election be held no later than 16 November 2017.
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Friday 25 August 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No official reports of the dissolution of Tonga's Parliament had been issued by 5:00pm this afternoon, following hours of speculation that Tonga's King was dissolving the Parliament and would call a new election, a year ahead of schedule.
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Friday 11 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The construction of a multi-million project, the Popua National Park in a swampy area at the Nuku’alofa waterfront continues to be an irritating issue in the Tongan Parliament, and also in the public arena. Despite the rhetoric in Parliament, it all boiled down to “hot-air” when the environmental report of MEIDECC was passed 19-0. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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