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Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga

106,513 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

51,448 73.59%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 2, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Tongan Legislative Assembly Fale Alea Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King King TUPOU VI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister 'Akilisi POHIVA
  • 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
Tongan Legislative Assembly 1999-03-11 27,867 54,912 50.75%
Tongan Legislative Assembly 2005-03-17 - - -
Tongan Legislative Assembly 2008-04-24 - - -
Tongan Legislative Assembly 2010-11-25 38,516 42,395 90.85%
Tongan Legislative Assembly 2014-11-27 40,727 51,448 79.16%

Voter Turnout