A coin toss was used to decide whether Lord Vaea or Lord Vaha’i won the third seat of members of the nobility to Parliament.
Lord Vaha’i won the seat.
Meanwhile, Losaline Ma’asi of the Democratic Party was leading the Tongatapu 5 race by 971 – 908 votes against sitting MP Dr. ‘Aisake Eke.Â The provisional results from âAtatÄ electorate have yet to be announced to give Tongatapu 5 outcome.
Dr. Eke had secured the seat in the last two electionsÂ in provisional early results.
Other Democratic Party candidates were leading the race in their Tongatapu constituencies.
They were current Prime Minister ‘Akilisi PÅhiva (Tt1), SÄmisi Lafu Sika (Tt2), MÄteni Tapueluelu (Tt4), Poasi Tei (Tt6), Vuna FÄ’otusia (Tt7), SÄmisi Fakahau (Tt8), Penisimani Fifita (Tt9) and PÅhiva Tu’i’onetoa (Tt10)
Former Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni has been reelected by Tongatapu 3.
The king’s 33 nobles reelected seven nobles to Parliament including the SpeakerÂ Lord Tu’ivakano and a Minister in Prime Minister’s ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s government Lord Ma’afu.
Vava’u, Niuas, Ha’apai and ‘Eua people election results have yet to be announced.
Nobleâs RepresentativesÂ 2017
1. Lord Tuâivakano 12Â votes
2. Lord Maâafu 11Â votes
3. Lord Vahaâi 7 votes
1. Lord Tuâilakepa 6Â votes
2. Lord Tuâiâafitu 5Â votes
1. Lord Tuiâhaâangana 5Â votes
2. Lord Fakafanua 3Â votes
1. Lord Nuku 10Â votes
1. Lord Fusituâa 3Â votes