Tonga's electoral commission has announced the results from the country's snap general election.

Kaniva News reported the Democrats won a landslide 14 of the 17 electoral seats, enabling the party to form a government.

The snap election came after Tonga's King Tupou VI unexpectedly dismissed the Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pōhiva, dissolved the Tongan Parliament and ordered a new election to be held by November 16.

Eighty-six candidates stood, including 15 women, for the 17 open seats.


All but two of the nine Noble Representatives have also been re-elected.

One of the nobles' seats was decided by coin toss after two candidates' votes were tied.​

Prime Minister Pōhiva was also easily reelected despite facing 10 other candidates for the position, Kaniva News reported.