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King of Tonga Calls for Snap Election

In a royal decree yesterday, King Tupou IV of Tonga has dissolved the national parliament and called for a new snap election to be held a year early on 16 November. The sudden decision will be one of the first major tests of the island nation’s young democratic system. The Kingdom of Tonga held its first major democratic elections in 2010, which for the first time saw the majority of seats…
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