15 Jul 2005

Prince Tuipelehake re-elected to Tonga's Legislative Assembly

9:40 am on 15 July 2005

Tonga's Prince Tuipelehake has narrowly won yesterday's by-election for a seat on Tonga's Legislative Assembly.

He was elected by 7 votes to 6.

The kings nephew now takes one of the nine seats reserved for nobles.

The by-election was forced by the death of the Tongatapu No 1 nobles representative, Hon Vaha'i, in May.