Tongan general election, 2005

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A General election was held in Tonga on 17 March 2005. Only nine members of the 30-seat parliament are elected, the rest appointed by the King or are members of the Tongan aristocracy. The Human Rights and Democracy Movement won seven of the nine seats. 'Aho'eitu 'Unuaki'otonga Tuku'aho, son of the King, initially retained his position as Prime Minister, but he resigned in 2006, with the position passing to Feleti Sevele, one of the two independent candidates elected. Sevele is the first non-noble Prime Minister of the country.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 17 March 2005 Tonga Legislative Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Human Rights and Democracy Movement 30,501 38.9 7
Other candidates 47,816 61.1 2
members elected by and among the 33 hereditary nobles of Tonga   9
members of the Privy Council (appointed by the King)   10
Governors (appointed by the King)   2
Total 78,317   30
Source: http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/t/tonga/tonga2005.txt


Electorate Results[edit]

All electorate results from http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/t/tonga/tonga2005.txt.

Tongan general election, 2005: Eua (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRDM Sunia Fili 1314 52.5
Independent Sefesi Tupou Kanongata'a Hausia 804 32.1
Independent Finau Sakea Fusitu'a 269 10.8
Independent Sione 'Ofa Vaka'uta 115 4.6
Turnout 2502
Tongan general election, 2005: Ha'apai (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRDM 'Uliti Uata 2627 28.0
HRDM Fineasi Funaki 2072 22.1
Independent 'Osaiasi Latu 1959 20.9
Independent Mo’ale Finau 919 9.8
Independent Sione Talanoa Fifita 858 9.2
Independent Sailosi Vea Fanua 735 7.8
Independent Langilangi Vimahi 198 2.1
Turnout 9368
Tongan general election, 2005: Niuas (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRDM Sione Peauafi Haukinima 709 69.9
Independent 'Aisea Ta’ofi 204 20.1
Independent 'Oketi Lotulelei 'Akau'ola 60 5.9
Independent Paula Palelei 42 4.1
Turnout 1015
Tongan general election, 2005: Tongatapu (3 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRDM 'Akilisi Pohiva 11103 21.8
HRDM 'Isileli Pulu 8008 15.7
HRDM Feleti Sevele 7499 14.7
Independent Clive Edwards 3546 7.0
Independent Fuiva Ruby Adeline Kavaliku 3161 6.0
Independent Mateitalo F. Mahu'inga 2937 5.8
Independent Lopeti Senituli 2819 5.5
Independent Semisi Kailahi 1986 3.9
Independent Simione Kau Silapelu 1544 3.0
Independent Semisi P I Tapueluelu 1528 3.0
Independent Mateaki Heimuli 1400 2.7
Independent 'Alisi Pone Fotu 952 1.9
Independent Mumui Tatola 719 1.4
Independent Sela Lopa Kaisinga 508 1.0
Independent Kamipeli Tofa'imala'e'aloa 387 0.8
Independent 'Alani Fisher Taione 364 0.7
Independent Tupou Malohi 318 0.6
Independent Siosifa Filini Sikuea 257 0.5
Independent Siale Christopher Kava 248 0.5
Independent 'Aisake Fa'alongo Filimone 235 0.5
Independent Salesi Kauvaka 231 0.5
Independent Sione Tu'i'onetoa 202 0.4
Independent Hoatatau Tenisi 194 0.4
Independent Penisila Save 178 0.3
Independent Lesinali Tovo Faleafa 165 0.3
Independent Kelepi V. Lamipeti 157 0.3
Independent Semisi Nauto Tu'apasi 'Ata'ata 133 0.3
Independent Taholo Lelea Kolovai 128 0.3
Independent Sione Lolo Mataele 87 0.2
Turnout 50994
Tongan general election, 2005: Vahefonua Vava'u (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Samiu Vaipulu 2272 15.7
Independent Viliami Kaufusi Helu 2060 14.3
Independent Sione Sangster Saulala 1908 13.2
Independent 'Etuate Sungalu Lavulavu 1772 12.3
Independent Masao Paasi 1490 10.3
HRDM Peauafi Tatafu 1308 9.1
Independent Sione Sosefo Mailangi 674 4.7
Independent Makelesi Funaki 562 3.9
HRDM Kauhenga Kata 560 3.9
Independent 'Alamoti Tautakitaki 559 3.9
Independent Sione Finau Lauti 405 2.8
Independent Viliami Politoni Sapoi 188 1.3
Independent 'Aliki Halahekeheke Sika 152 1.1
Independent Sione Katalau Veleika 150 1.0
Independent Pesa Lau'I 148 1.0
Independent Makasini Fonua 140 1.0
Independent 'Inoke Fotu 93 0.6
Turnout 14438

By-election were subsequently held on May 5, 2005 to fill vacancies in Tongatapu and Niuas following the appointment of Feleti Sevele and Sione Haukinima to cabinet. Former Police Minister Clive Edwards was elected in Tongatapu,[1] and Lepolo Taunisila was elected in Niuas.

A third by-election was held on 20 July 2006 for the Ha'apai electorate after Fineasi Funaki was appointed as Minister of Tourism.[2] The election was won by 'Osai Laatu.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matangi Tonga: Tongatapu by-election 5 May 2005
  2. ^ "Tonga holds by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-20. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Tongan by-election win for 'Osai Laatu". Radio New Zealand International. 2006-07-21. Retrieved 2010-11-18.