Tongans will head to the polls in November after the King’s sudden decision to dissolve parliament, which is being seen as an effective vote of no confidence in the government of the Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva. ‘Aminiasi Kefu said the country had the resources to arrange an election at short notice, and the sudden nature of this year’s election should prove no impediment. “I don’t suspect there would be a lot of difficulty,” he said.
“It’s just a matter of appointing electoral officers and obviously the electoral commission is already on top of this and working to prepare for it.
“The question now is whether the candidates are willing to stand up to run for the election.”
An election will have to be held before November 16.