House of Assembly (Kiribati)

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House of Assembly
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Founded July 12, 1979
Seats 46 members (45 elected + 1 speaker)
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Political groups
     Tobwaan Kiribati Party (31)
     Pillars of Truth (13)
Last election
30 December 2015 (first round)
Last election
7 January 2016 (second round)
Meeting place
Ambo, South Tarawa
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The House of Assembly (official constitutional name: Maneaba ni Maungatabu or "supreme maneaba") of Kiribati has 46 members, 44 elected for a four-year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies, 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex officio member (the Attorney General).

Created by the Constitution of 12 July 1979, its seat has been at Ambo on South Tarawa since October 2000. From 1979 to 2000, it was at Bairiki.

The current Kiribati Electoral Commissioner is Rine Ueara. Kiribati's voters last went to the polls on 30 December 2015 (and 7 January for the second round) to elect 44 MPs in 23 electoral districts.[1]

The House of Assembly has a Speaker, elected by its members from outside Parliament, per article 71 of the Constitution.[2]


Last election results

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

See also


  1. ^ "IPU PARLINE database: KIRIBATI (Maneaba Ni Maungatabu), Last elections". Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  2. ^ "Constitution of Kiribati | Parliament of Kiribati". Archived from the original on 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2016-01-19.

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 1°21′01″N 173°02′20″E / 1.35028°N 173.03889°E / 1.35028; 173.03889

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