ACCUSATIONS AND COMPLAINTS ABOUT TONGA ELECTIONS

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NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (April 1, 1999 - PACNEWS)---Tonga’s Supervisor of Elections has received a number of complaints, including a bribery allegation, about some candidates in the recent general elections.

Radio Tonga reports the complaints came from the Eua and Vava‘u constituencies.

However, Elections Supervisor Simi Tekiteki neither revealed the source of the complaints nor whom they were made against.

It is understood that one complaint questions the nationality of a candidate, while another alleges that a candidate has an outstanding court fine.

Details surrounding the bribery allegation have not been released.

The Elections Office has not received any applications for a vote recount, which are required to be submitted within seven days of the announcement of official election results.

The Elections Office will continue to accept election complaints through April 9.

‘Akilisi Pohiva's pro-democracy movement won five of the nine seats reserved for commoners in the 30-seat Tonga Legislative Assembly.

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