Ha‘apai 12 by-election date announced by Speaker

    The Ha’apai 12 by-election will be held on September 1, Speaker Lord Fakafanua announced on Monday.

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    The by-election comes following the death of Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament Viliami Manuopangai Hingano

    “The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Fakafanua, today, issued to the Electoral Commission, the writ of election for a by-election to elect a Parliamentary Representative for the people of the Ha’apai 12 Electoral Constituency”, a statement said.

    “The by-election is called due to the vacant parliamentary seat for the Ha’apai 12 Constituency, which occurred upon the passing of the Member of Parliament, the late Hon. Vili Manuopangai Faka’osiula Hingano on 10 June 2022.

    “The date for the by-election to elect a Representative for the people of Ha’apai 12 was confirmed today for Thursday 1 September 2022, after consultation between the Lord Speaker of Parliament and the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, the Rt. Hon. Lord Dalgety Q.C, as required by section 6 of the Legislative Assembly Act”.

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