16 Mar 2005

First results from Tonga's election

4:33 pm on 16 March 2005

28 of Tonga's 33 nobles have elected four new colleagues among their nine representatives to the new Assembly.

They're Honourables' Veikune and Tu'i Lakepa who replace Hon. Tu'i'afitu and Fakatulolo for Vava'u.

Hon. Tu'i Ha'ateiho from Ha'apai replaces Prince Tu'ipelehake and Hon. Tangipa replaces Hon. Fotofili of the two Niuas.