Friday, November 28, 2014

Tonga votes

Tongans went to the polls yesterday in their second election since the 2010 democratic reforms - and threw out most of their Parliament, returning only five of their incumbent People's Representatives (and only one PR Cabinet Minister). Unfortunately this doesn't look like it will translate into a government led by the Democrats - internal squabbles meant that the party lost three seats, and the Nobles will likely be able to buy the couple of independents they need to retain power.