14 May 2008

Two Tonga People's Reps election results in Vava'u confirmed by recount

7:45 pm on 14 May 2008

The recount of last month's election results for the two People's Representatives in Tonga's Vava'u constituency has confirmed the original results.

The Supervisor of Elections, Pita Vuki, says that after a thorough recount of all votes, Etuate Sungalu Lavulavu and Samiu Kuita Vaipulu have been confirmed as the Vava'u People's Representatives to the Legislative Assembly.

The recount was initiated by Viliami Uasike Latu, who polled third highest number of votes in the constituency, although he was only 51 votes behind Mr Vaipulu.