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Tonga: Transparency on Agenda in Election
Source: www.abc.net.au
Source Date: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs
Country: Tonga
Created: Sep 13, 2010

Tongatapu People's Representative and prominent democracy campaginer, Akilisi Pohiva, says Tonga's newest political party is standing on a platform of government transparency and economic reform.

The Democratic Party of the Friendly Islands has candidates in all of the island's 17 electorates.

The poll on November 25th will see the majority of the country's MPs elected by the people for the first time.

Mr Pohiva says the biggest issues facing Tonga is economic development.

"Our economy has gone down the drain and it will take time to recover, so this is one of the fundamental issues we will address if we are elected."
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