2022 Tongatapu by-elections

Three by-elections will be held in the Tongan 22 electorates of Tongatapu 4, Tongatapu 6, and Tongatapu 7 on 3 November 2022.[1][2] The by-elections were triggered by the unseating of cabinet ministers Tatafu Moeaki, Poasi Tei, and Sione Sangster Saulala for bribery following the 2021 Tongan general election.[3][4] Candidate registration for the by-elections was held on September 5 and 6,[5] resulting in five candidates for Tongatapu 4 and Tongatapu 6, and three for Tongatapu 7.[6]

Candidates for Tongatapu 4 were former MPs Mateni Tapueluelu and ʻIsileli Pulu, Viliami 'Alamameita Takau, Toutai 'Ulupano, and 'Etika Cocker.[6]

Candidates for Tongatapu 6 were Tahifisi Vehikite, Sione Talanoa Fifita, Fane Fotu Fituafe, Sepeti Vakameilalo, and Dulcie Elaine Tei.[6]

Candidates for Tongatapu 7 were Feletiliki Fa'otusia, Paula Piveni Piukala, and Kilisitina Saulala.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Tongatapu by-election date announced by Speaker". Kaniva Tonga. 12 August 2022. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Tongatapu By-Elections on November 3". Matangi Tonga. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Appeals dismissed, three Cabinet Ministers elections void". Matangi Tonga. 9 August 2022. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Three Cabinet Ministers unseated". Matangi Tonga. 10 August 2022. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Sept 5-6 for registration of candidates for Tongatapu By-Election". Matangi Tonga. 17 August 2022. Retrieved 17 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d "Candidates for Tongatapu By-Elections announced". Matangi Tonga. 6 September 2022. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
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