ElectionGudie

April 30, 2002 Held

80,657
Voted
Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu

Election for Ni-Vanuatu Parliament

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:80,657
Valid Votes:79,245
Invalid Votes:1,412

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Others 6 23,126

29.20%

Vanuaaku Party 14 13,509

17.00%

Union of Moderate Parties 15 11,989

15.10%

National United Party 8 10,773

13.60%

Melanesian Progressive Party 2 5,626

7.10%

Vanuatu Republican Party 3 4,897

6.20%

Peoples Progressive Party 1 4,028

5.10%

Greens Confederation 2 3,701

4.70%

Melanesian Front Party 1 1,596

2.00%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 52 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Father John BANI *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Edward NATAPEI
  • Assembly: Vanuatu has a unicameral Parliament with 52 seats.

* The electoral college consists of Parliament and the presidents of the regional councils

Description of electoral system:

  • The President Father is elected by an electoral college to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 52 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Vanuaaku Party (VP)
    • Leader: Edward NATAPEI
    • Seats won in last election: 18
    • Seats won in this election: 14
  • Party: National United Party (NUP)
    • Leader: Dinh VAN THOU
    • Seats won in last election: 11
    • Seats won in this election: 8
  • Party: Melanesian Progressive Party (MPP)
    • Leader: Barak SOPE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Seats won in this election: 3
  • Party: Union of Moderate Parties (UMP)
    • Leader: Serge VOHOR
    • Seats won in last election: 12
    • Seats won in this election: 15

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held March 6, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 192,910 (July 2001 )
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 94,854 (2002)

·         Is Vanuatu a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Vanuatu ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 September 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 134 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Vanuatu a signatory to CRPD: Yes (17 May 2007)

·         Has Vanuatu ratified CRPD: Yes (23 October 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 28,936 (est.)