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Weekly Niue News
[2004-09-11: list updated for new site]
>     May 6, 2005 - Election Drama - Read About It First Here
>    Lucky Draw For Talagi But Toi MP Misses Out
>    Mr Toke Talagi has been returned to the Legislative Assembly
>    after his name was drawn from a hat today. The former Finance
>    Minister looked to have lost his common roll seat to Alofi
>    South businesswoman Mrs Maihetoe Hekau by a provisional two
>    vote margin on election night. However a recount tied both
>    candidates.
>    Justice Department senior official Mr Hubert Kalauni drew the
>    name from the hat and the chief electoral officer Mr Togia
>    Sioneholo announced Mr Talagi the winner.
>    And in another draw from the hat former Cabinet Minister Dion
>    Taufitu of Toi Village  lost his Assembly seat to Ms Lilivika
>    Muimatagi.
>    All eyes are now on the election of a Premier by the
>    Legislative Assembly members. Policial commentators say Mr
>    Vivian is predicted to be re-elected - an alliance of
>    independents seem not have sufficient numbers to launch a
>    realistic challenge at this stage.The appointment of a Cabinet
>    and Mr Talagi's future in the top four adds to the island's
>    political intrigue say commentators.
>    [date.gif]  Saturday, 07 May 2005
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