16 Apr 2014

Straws to be drawn today on who will win crucial Niue seat

8:45 am on 16 April 2014

Straws are expected to be drawn today to determine who will win the Toi village seat in Niue, a seat which could play a crucial role in determining who will be Niue's next Premier.

The results for Toi village were tied, with the two candidates, sitting member Dion Taufitu and teacher Mokaelalini Vaha, receiving 10 votes each.

Apart from Makefu, which voted out a Talagi supported MP, the provisional results of Niue's general elections saw the village seats remain the same.

Businessman Stanley Kalauni polled highest in the common roll, 11 votes ahead of the second highest poller, Toke Talagi, the Premier since 2008.