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Tonga to hold general election on April 24
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07:46, March 01, 2008

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The South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga will hold its general election on April 24, and 71 candidates have registered to compete for the nine People's Representative seats, the PACNEWS reported on Friday.

There are seven more candidates in this year's election than the 64 candidates who were registered for the last general election in 2005.

Among them, there were eight women candidates.

All nine incumbent People's Representatives are standing for re-election.

To register as candidates, individuals must be Tongan nationals and need 50 signatures of endorsement from their registered district before paying the registration fee.

There are no political parties in the registration system and candidates stand as individuals.

Source: Xinhua

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