By-election for Tongatapu 9 held today


15 September 2011. The By Election for the seat of the Representative of the People for the Electoral Constituency of Tongatapu 9, took place today at various voting stations of the constituency.

t9This was triggered by the death of the incumbent; first time MP Kaveinga Fa'anunu who passed away while in office due to a terminal illness on July 24.

Last month, six candidates registered and campaigned for election and they are Falisi Tupou , Konisitutone Simana Kamii (Lavengatonga); Siaosi 'Enosi Tu'ipulotu (‘Alakifonua); Viliami Fukofuka (Tatakamotonga); Seventeen Toumo'ua (Haveluliku) and ‘Epeli Taufa Kalimani (Fua'amotu).

Tongatapu 9 constituency covers the Southeaster side of Tongatapu. It covers the villages of Tatakamotonga, ‘Alakifonua, Holonga, Pelehake, Fatumu, Haveluliku, Fu'amotu, Nakolo, Toloa, Ha'asini, Hamula and Lavengatonga.

The By-Election closes at 4pm this afternoon.

The Electoral Commission will announce the results soon thereafter.


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