Falisi Tupou new representative for Tongatapu 9

 

16 September 2011 The results of the By Elections for Tongatapu 9 constituency was announced last evening by the Tonga Electoral Commission, pronouncing Falisi Tupou 

falisi

Falisi Tupou

Falisi Tupou

of Tatakamotonga as the winner of the seat for the People's Representative for Tongatapu 9 in Parliament.

Newcomer Falisi Tupou has won by a total of 745 votes compared to twice Tongatapu 9 campaigner Sevenitini Toumo'ua who rank second with just 483, a difference of over 250 votes.

The other candidates who ran for the Tongatapu 9 seat included Viliami Fukofuka (469 votes); Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu (254 votes); ‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani (199 votes) and Konisitutone SImana Kami (119 votes). A total of 2269 voters participated in the by elections, from the 2959 registered last year

There were nine polling stations set out in Tongatapu in six villages with one in ‘Eua, Ha'apai, Vava'u and the Niuas.

The details of the results are outlined in tables below:

CONSTITUENCY - Tongatapu 9

No.

Candidates Names

Villages

Ttkmtonga

Holonga

Pelehake

F'motu

Nakolo

Ha'asini

Lvtonga

Fatumu

1

Falisi Tupou

Ttkmtonga

296

16

39

152

72

111

18

33

2

Sevenitini Toumo'ua

Haveluliku

22

4

22

73

36

104

40

119

3

Viliami Fukofuka

Ttkmtonga

221

67

65

66

8

10

26

5

4

‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani

Fua'amotu

5

1

1

144

39

4

0

0

5

Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu

Alakifonua

12

165

52

8

0

13

1

2

6

Konisitutone Simana Kami

Lavngtonga

8

0

4

17

9

20

56

5


Total Number of Votes


564

253

183

460

164

262

141

164


Total Number of Voided











Total Number of Votes for


564

253

183

460

164

262

141

164

No.

Candidates Names

Villages

Haveluliku

Tt/Vv

Tt/Hp

Tt/'Eua

Tt/Ntt

Tt/Nf

R/O

TOTAL

1

Falisi Tupou

Ttkmtonga

1

2

1

2

1

1


745

2

Sevenitini Toumo'ua

Haveluliku

61

0

2

0

0

0


483

3

Viliami Fukofuka

Ttkmtonga

1

0

0

0

0

0


469

4

‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani

Fua'amotu

0

0

2

3

0

0


199

5

Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu

Alakifonua

0

0

0

1

0

0


254

6

Konisitutone Simana Kami

Lavngtonga

0

0

0

0

0

0


119


Total Number of Votes


63

2

5

6

1

1

0

2269


Total Number of Voided









0


Total Number of Votes for


63

2

5

6

1

1

0

2269

Falisi currenty works for the Kele'a Newspaper, a media print outlet owned by the Pohiva family.

He is a member of the Friendly Island Democratic Party that includes Tongatapu 1 'Akilisi Pohiva and Tongatapu 3 Dr Sitiveni Halapua.

ENDS

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