Akosita Lavulavu wins Vavaʻu 16 by-election

Akosita Lavulavu has defeated three other contenders to win the by-election for Vavaʻu 16.

The Vavaʻu vacancy on Parliament was created by the bribery conviction and subsequent disqualification of Akosita’s husband, the former government Minister and MP ‘Etuate Lavulavu in February this year.

Akosita received 754  votes,  218 votes clear of her nearest rival.

Akosita is the  director of the ‘Unuaki ‘o Tonga Royal Institute (UTRI).

Dr Viliami Latu became second with 536 votes.

The second runner up was ‘Atalasa Pouvalu with 343 votes while ‘Ipeni Siale became the third runner up with 280 votes.

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