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Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga

106,322 5

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

70.80%

Registered Voters (as of )

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 - - -

Voter Turnout