TONGA ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10 - 11, 1999

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By Mealanie Halapio

NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (November 30, 1998 - Tonga Times)---The Prime Minister's Office has announced that election of Nobles and People's representatives for the 1999-2001 Parliament will be held on March 10 and 11, 1999 respectively.

Tonga's Parliament is made up of nine representatives elected from the nobles, nine representatives elected from the people, and 12 Cabinet Ministers and two Governors appointed by the King.

The deadline for candidates to register is January 12, 1999.

Mr. Simi Tekiteki from the Prime Minister's Office has been appointed as Supervisor of the next election.

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