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Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga

106,322 5

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

51,448 73.59%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 2, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Legislative Assembly Fale Alea Assembly
King King Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King King TUPOU VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lord Sialeʻataonga TU'IVAKANAO
  • Assembly: Tonga has a unicameral Legislative Assembly (Fale Alea) with 26 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Legislative Assembly (Fale Alea), 9 members are elected by hereditary state rulers to serve 3-year terms and 17 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 3-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Legislative Assembly 1999-03-11 27,867 54,912 50.75%
Legislative Assembly 2005-03-17 - - -
Legislative Assembly 2008-04-24 - - -
Legislative Assembly 2010-11-25 38,516 42,395 90.85%
Legislative Assembly 2014-11-27 40,727 51,448 79.16%

Voter Turnout