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Local Election - 81 candidates (DO) and 374 candidates (TO) registered

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5 April 2013 The Tonga Electoral Commission released the results of the number of candidates registering for 2013 Local Election of District and Town Officers.

The registration of candidates for the District and Town Officers election closed on Thursday 28th March, 2013 with a total of 81 candidates for District Officers and 374 candidates for Town Officers throughout the Kingdom as follows:

No. of Candidates for District Officer

No. of District Officers

No. of Candidates for Town Officers

No. of Town Officers

Male

Female

Male

Female

Tongatapu

22

1

7

172

2

61

Vava'u

24

-

6

94

-

39

Ha'apai

21

2

6

63

-

28

‘Eua

5

-

2

24

-

15

Niuatoputapu

2

-

1

7

-

4

Niuafo'ou

4

1

12

8

78

3

372

2

Total

81

23

374

155

As shown in the summary table of the candidates, a total of 5 female has registered to run for candidacy for District Officer (1for Tongatapu, 2 for  Ha'apai) and Town Officers (2 in Tongatapu)

The election will be held on Thursday 16th May, 2013.

For further information contact : Tonga Electoral Commission,  Ph : (676) 28820/ 26884

ENDS

Issued by the: Tonga Electoral Commission, Nuku'alofa, 2013.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 April 2013 14:56 )
 
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