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Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu

277,554 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

200,159 70.76%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 22, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Ni-Vanuatu Parliament Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Baldwin LONSDALE*
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Charlot SALWAI
  • Assembly: Vanuatu has a unicameral Parliament with 52 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college consisting of Parliament and the presidents of the regional councils to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Parliament 52 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 4-year terms. There are 17 multi-member constituencies.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Ni-Vanuatu Parliament 2002-04-30 80,657 127,069 63.47%
Ni-Vanuatu Parliament 2004-07-05 - - -
President 2009-09-01 58 58 100.0%
Ni-Vanuatu Parliament 2012-10-30 121,792 192,632 63.23%
Ni-Vanuatu Parliament 2016-01-22 112,746 200,159 56.33%

Voter Turnout