9 Jan 2008

Tongan election dates confirmed

11:01 am on 9 January 2008

The election of Tonga's nobility-dominated 30-member parliament will be held over two days in April.

The Matangi Tonga Online reports the election of Nobles Representatives will be on April 23rd and the election of People's Representatives will be the day after.

According to the government electoral officer Pita Vuki, the election is on schedule, and the registration of voters will be published on February the 14th.

The nomination of candidates for the nine seats of the People's Representatives will be held on February 27th.

Nobles do not have to nominate candidates for the election.