Elections in Kiribati

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Kiribati elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a four-year term by the people. The House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) has 42 members, 40 elected for a four-year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies, 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex offico member. Kiribati has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Latest elections

2016 Presidential election

Candidate Party Votes %
Taneti Mamau Tobwaan Kiribati Party 19,833 59.96
Rimeta Beniamina Pillars of Truth 12,764 38.59
Tianeti Ioane Pillars of Truth 482 1.46
Invalid/blank votes 168
Total 33,247 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Pina

2015-16 Parliamentary election

Party First round Second round Total
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Pillars of Truth 26 +11
United Coalition Party 19
Maurin Kiribati Party
Elected Speaker 1 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 19 25 46 0
Registered voters/turnout
Source: IPU

Past elections

See also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
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