Tongan general election, 1996

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General elections were held in Tonga on 24 and 25 January 1996 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.[1] The nobles were elected on 24 January and the nine people's representatives on 25 January. A total of 61 candidates ran for the latter.[2] Voter turnout was 56.1%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Pro-reform candidates 38,196 57.3 6 0
Anti-reform candidates 28,517 42.7 3 0
Invalid/blank votes 13 - - -
Total 27,948 100 9 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

By constituency[edit]

Noble Representatives[edit]

Tongatapu (3 members)[1]

  1. Hon Lasike
  2. Hon Kalanivalu
  3. Hon Tu'ivakano

Vava'u (2 members)

  1. Hon Veikune
  2. Hon Fulivai

Eua (1 member)

  1. Hon Nuku

Niuas (1 member)

  1. Hon Fusitu'a

Ha'apai (2 members)

  1. Hon Malupõ
  2. Hon Tu'iha'angana

People's Representatives[edit]

Tongatapu (3 members)

  1. 'Akilisi Pohiva
  2. Mahe 'Uli'uli Tupouniua
  3. Viliami Fukofuka

Vava'u (2 members)

  1. Samiu Vaipulu
  2. Masao Paasi

Eua (1 member)

  1. Tu'ipulotu L. Lauaki

Niuas (1 member)

  1. 'Aisea Ta'ofi

Ha'apai (2 members)

  1. 'Uliti Uata
  2. Sione Teisina Fuko

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tongan election results 1996 - 1998
  2. ^ Tonga: Elections held in 1996 Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p818 ISBN 0-19-924959-8