Siaosi Pohiva declares victory in tight Tongatapu by-election

Siaosi Pohiva has declared victory in the Tongatapu 1 by-election after he secured the democrats’ seat over his opponent Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua by 16 votes. Siaosi won 1160 votes against 1144 for Dr Taufatofua. The election was held to fill the vacancy left  by the death of former Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, Siaosi’s father….

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