7 Sep 2017

Tonga will go to polls on November 16

9:38 am on 7 September 2017

Tonga's elections are to be held on Thursday November 16.

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King Tupou VI issued the Writs of Election on Tuesday, confirming the Legislative Assembly General Election.

Radio Tonga reported the Electoral Commission had called for the nomination of candidates to be held on September 27 and 28.

The elections were brought forward a year after last month's dissolution of Parliament by royal decree.

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