Tongan general election, 1999

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General elections were held in Tonga on 10 and 11 March 1999 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.[1] Voter turnout was 50.7%.[2] Pro-reform candidates won a majority of seats, despite receiving fewer votes.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Anti-reform candidates 40,605 60.6 4 +1
Pro-reform candidates* 26,432 39.4 5 -1
Invalid/blank votes - - -
Total 27,867 100 9 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

* Including the Human Rights and Democracy Movement

By constituency[edit]

People's Representatives[edit]

Tongatapu (3 members)

  1. 'Akilisi Pohiva (HRDM)
  2. Feleti Sevele (HRDM)
  3. 'Esau Namoa (Independent)

Vava'u (2 members)

  1. James W. K. Harris (Independent)
  2. Samiu Vaipulu (Independent)

Eua (1 member)

  1. Sunia Fili (HRDM)

Niuas (1 member)

  1. 'Aisea Ta'ofi (HRDM)

Ha'apai (2 members)

  1. Pita Vi (Independent)
  2. 'Uliti Uata (HRDM)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Elections for Tonga 1999 IFES Election Guide
  2. ^ James, Kerry (2002). "The Recent Elections in Tonga: Democratic Supporters Win but Does Democracy Follow?". Journal of Pacific History 37 (3): 314. doi:10.1080/0022334022000047858. 
  3. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, pp818-820 ISBN 0-19-924959-8