Republic of Kiribati

104,488 9

Population (as of May 27, 2015)

Elections in our database

49,910 N/A

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
House of Assembly Maneaba ni Maungatabu Assembly
President President Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Anote TONG *
  • Head of Government: President Anote TONG
  • Assembly: Kiribati has a unicameral House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) with 46 seats.

* The House of Assembly chooses a presidential candidate from their members and the president is then elected from these candidates.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu), 44 members are elected in single- and multi-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms, 1 members are filled ex officio to serve 4-year terms and 1 members are nominated by regional governing councils to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 23 single and multi-member electoral districts.In multi-member electoral districts, voters may cast votes for up to the full number of vacant seats available. One candidate is nominated from the Banaba island, and one member is ex officio. All members serve 4-year terms.

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of Assembly 2002-11-29 - - -
House of Assembly 2003-05-09 - - -
President 2003-07-04 28,605 - -
House of Assembly 2007-08-22 - 43,184 -
House of Assembly 2007-08-30 24,330 36,022 -
President 2007-10-17 24,568 43,042 -
House of Assembly 2011-10-21 - 40,000 -
House of Assembly 2011-10-28 - - -
President 2012-01-13 39,939 49,910 -

Voter Turnout