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General Election sets for 16 November, 2017


Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/09/2017


The Kingdom’s General Election will be held on Thursday 16th November, 2017.


His Majesty King Tupou VI issued yesterday, September 5th the Writs of Election which confirms the Legislative Assembly General Election.


Although the election is brought forward   a year earlier than normal, rules and regulations will remain as for former general elections.


The Electoral Commission is now calling for the nomination of candidates to be held on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of this month, September, 2017.


Nominations will be open from 10 in the morning until 3pm in the afternoon at the office of the Electoral Commission for Tongatapu.


For Vava’u and Ha’apai, nominations will be held at the Governors offices, and in the cases of ‘Eua and the two Niuas, they will be held at the offices of government representatives respectively.


The Commission strongly urges all candidates to ensure that their nomination forms and all other requirements are completed before they are submitted.


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