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CANDIDATE of the Friendly Island Democratic Party (FIDP)FalisiTupou has won the Tongatapu 9 by-election yesterday.

FalisiTupou won 745 votes with a margin of 262 votesfrom fellow candidate Seventeen Toumo’ua of Haveluliku who won 483 votes.

Dr. ViliamiFukofuka of Tatakamotonga came third with 469 votes, followed by SiaosiTu’ipulotu from 'Alakifonua with 254 votes, while 'EpeliKalemani from Fua'amotu, 199 votes; and Simana Kami of Lavengatonga with 119 votes.

Election Supervisor Pita Vuki this morning says of the total 2,969 registered voters who went to the poll in 14 polling stations throughout Tonga, 77 percent turned out to cast their vote yesterday.

VOTERS of Tongatapu 9 constituency are casting their vote today in a by-election to fill the left vacant by the late Kaveinga Fa’anunu who died recently.

MORE than 20 young girls of Camp GLOW Tonga visited Parliament on Tuesday.

WITH eight hours away to the opening of the Rugby World Cup 2011, where the ‘Ikale Tahi takes on the All Blacks, the ongoing nationwide support for the ‘Ikale Tahi is so tremendous.

THE Deputy Prime Minister is adamant that three Supreme Court Judges are needed for Tonga to avoid back log of court cases.

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