Fiji Time: 6:50 PM on Sunday 21 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Tongans encouraged to vote in general election

Monday, November 13, 2017

Update: 4:10PM REGISTERED Tongan voters have been encouraged to tun up in numbers to vote on November 16 and participate peacefully in Tonga's parliamentary elections.

Margret Wilson QC, chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) to Tonga's National Parliamentary Elections this year made the plea after being elected to lead the COG.

In a statement Ms Wilson said their task as observers is to consider all factors relating to the credibility of the electoral process as a whole.

"Accordingly, we are charged with observing and evaluating the pre-election period, the poll, the count and the declaration of the results," Ms Wilson said.

She said they will not interfere with the process and act impartiality, objectivity and independence.

"Each of us has been invited to participate in this assignment in our individual capacities and we do not represent the countries or organisations to which we belong," she said.

Ms Wilson said she was honoured to lead the observer group going into the Tonga General Election.

Fijian Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem is part of the four member COG.



Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62390.6049
JPY 56.369653.3696
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.41060.3986
NZD 0.69380.6608
AUD 0.63130.6063
USD 0.50390.4869



Exchange Rate updated on 19th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Back to work
  2. Do the right thing and resign: Biman
  3. Fiji not built on smiles and fake promises, says Bainimarama
  4. ATS seeks legal advice
  5. Justice prevails, says Rabuka
  6. Unsafe practice
  7. Tribunal ruling is a victory for workers, says Chaudhry
  8. Diving trip turns tragic
  9. For a place in fashion festival
  10. 40th anniversary

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  4. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  5. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  6. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)
  7. Man attacks partner Monday (15 Jan)
  8. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours Saturday (20 Jan)
  9. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality Saturday (20 Jan)
  10. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver Saturday (20 Jan)