5 Jan 2015

16 to face court in Tonga for electoral breach

7:17 pm on 5 January 2015

Tonga's acting Attorney General says 16 candidates for last month's election will be taken to court for breaching the electoral act.

'Aminiasi Kefu says the 16 candidates failed to submit detailed campaign expenses to the Electoral Commission by the December 11 deadline.

106 candidates contested the election that saw 'Akilisi Pohiva become the kingdom's Prime Minister.

Radio Tonga says at least ten candidates were fined 256 US dollars for not submitting their expenses report at the 2010 election.