21 Nov 2017

Commonwealth Observers happy with Tongan election

From , 6:04 am on 21 November 2017

The chair of the Commonwealth observer group says last week's elections in Tonga were well organised and held in a professional manner.

Tonga went to the polls a year earlier than scheduled after the King dissolved parliament in September.

'Akilisi Pohiva's Democratic Party scored a resounding victory that restored its majority, with candidates - including two women - winning 14 of the 17 people's seats.

The head of the observers, Margaret Wilson, told Koro Vaka'uta, she was pleased with what she saw.

'Akilisi Pohiva

'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: RNZ / Koro Vaka'uta