38. Is there a ban on vote buying? - Tonga

Country: 
Tonga
Question: 
38. Is there a ban on vote buying?
Answer: 
Yes
Comments: 

The penaities for vote buying were increased in 2010 when the fine for committing the offence of bribery was increased from $2,000 to $5,000. 

Source: 

It is illegal for any person to give or promise to give money or valuable gifts to influence the behavior of voters during the election or within 3 moths of the election.  Every person who committs bribery is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 and imprisonment for up to 3 years.

Source: Section 21 Bribery, Electoral Act 1989;  Section 17, Electoral Amendment Act, 2010.