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Published: 
1 August 2015
Language: 
English
Pages: 
7
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The constitutional and political reforms undertaken prior to the 2010 general election paved the way for the people of the Kingdom of Tonga to elect more representative governments that are accountable to the electorate.

Tonga held its second general election since the reforms on 27 November 2014. What political bearing did the political and constitutional reforms have on the results of the 2014 general election? Could further reforms be introduced to make the government of Tonga more representative?

This Policy Brief analyses the results of the 2014 general election in order to highlight the areas political leaders should consider when building on the foundations of political reform to consolidate democracy in Tonga.

Contents

Introduction

Constitutional and political reforms

The 2014 election results

Turnover and share of the vote

Women candidates

Conclusions

Recommendations