47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances? - Tonga

Country: 
Tonga
Question: 
47. Do political parties have to report regularly on their finances?
Answer: 
No
Comments: 

 

The issue is premature in the present stage of political development in Tonga which does not have a formal political party system.

Source: 

No legislation exists.  The  Commonwealth Observers Report on national election in 2017 recommended that " should the trend toward a political party system in Tonga, consideration should be given to the development of a legal regulatory framework and a programme of public dialogue and civic education, which may be useful in addressing emerging issues, including in relation to campaign financing".  

Source: Report Commonwealth Observers Group, Kingdom of Tonga National Parliamentary Election 16th November 2017, p 28.