Tongatapu 8

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Tongatapu 8
Constituency
for the Legislative Assembly of Tonga
Region Tongatapu
Current constituency
Created 2010
Number of members 1
Member(s) Sione Taione

Tongatapu 8 is an electoral constituency for the Legislative Assembly in the Kingdom of Tonga. It was established for the November 2010 general election, when the multi-seat regional constituencies for People's Representatives were replaced by single-seat constituencies, electing one representative via the first past the post electoral system. Located on the country's main island, Tongatapu, it encompasses the villages of Malapo, Vaini, Longoteme, Folaha, Nukuhetulu, Kauvai, and Veitongo. [1]

Legislative Assembly of Tonga

The Legislative Assembly of Tonga has 26 members in which 17 members elected by majority of the people for a 5-year term in multi-seat constituencies via the single non-transferable vote system. There are 9 members elected by the 33 hereditary nobles of Tonga. The Assembly is controlled by the speaker of the House who is elected by majority of the elected members of Parliament and constitutionally appointed by the king.

Tonga country in Oceania

Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian country and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. The total surface area is about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean. The sovereign state has a population of 100,651 people, of whom 70% reside on the main island of Tongatapu.

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Its first ever representative was Sione Taione, a first time MP, representing the Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands. [2]

Sione Taione Tongan politician

Percy Sione Havea Taione, more commonly known as Sione Taione, is a Tongan politician. He belongs to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and serves as an Elder for the Malapo Church in Tonga.

Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

The Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands is a political party in Tonga. The party's leader is 'Akilisi Pohiva.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMemberParty
2010 Sione Taione Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands

Election results

2010

Tongan general election, 2010: Tongatapu 8
PartyCandidateVotes%±
DPFI Sione Havea Taione 901 34.1
(unknown) Lui ‘Aho 770 29.1
(unknown) Fataimoemanu Lafaele Vaihu 474 17.9
(unknown) Siaosi ‘Etika Moleni 177 6.7
PLT Sioape Tu’iono 118 4.5
(unknown) Mosese Senituli Manu 83 3.1
(unknown) Simote Po’uliva’ati 66 2.5
(unknown) Simione Kau Silapelu 32 1.2
(unknown) Nakita Talanoa 20 0.8
(unknown) Solo Fefioloi Solomone La’akulu 5 0.2
Majority 131 5 n/a
DPFI win (new seat)

2014

Along with five other incumbent DPFI MPs, Sione Taione was not selected as a DPFI candidate for this election, and announced he would be running as an independent candidate. [3]

Tongan general election, 2014: Tongatapu 8
PartyCandidateVotes%±
(unknown)
Turnout

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