Candidates for Tongatapu by-elections announced

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A total of 13 candidates will be contesting the vacant seats for Tongatapu 4, 6 and 7 constituencies in Tonga’s by-elections on 03 November.

The office of the Electoral Commission released the candidates’ names, after closing registrations at 3:00pm on Tuesday o6 September.

These by-elections are for the seats vacated by three members of Parliament, who were unseated by the Legislative Assembly on 10 August.

The Tongatapu By-Elections will be held on from 9:00am to 4:00pm on 3 November. The candidates are:

Tongatapu 4

*Mateni Tapueluelu, Houmakelikao
*Viliami ‘Alamameita Takau, Ma’ufanga
*’Isileli Pulu, Fangaloto
*Toutai ‘Ulupano, Popua
* ‘Etika Cocker, Houmakelikao

Tongatapu 6

*Tahifisi Vehikite, ‘Utulau
*Sione Talanoa Fifita, Houma
* Fane Fotu Fituafe, Houma
* Sepeti Vakameilalo, Houma
* Dulcie Elaine Tei, Hofoa

Tongatapu 7

*Feletiliki Fa’otusia, Ha’ateiho
* Paula Piveni Piukala, Ha’ateiho
* Kilisitina Saulala, Tofoa

SOURCE: TONGA WIRES/PACNEWS