ElectionGudie

May 9, 2003 Held

Kiribati

Republic of Kiribati

Election for Maneaba ni Maungatabu (Kiribati House of Assembly)

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 39 seats in the House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Teburoro TITO *
  • Head of Government: President Teburoro TITO
  • Assembly: Kiribati has a unicameral House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) with 41 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 popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu) 39 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** 39 members are elected by popular vote, 1 is nominated from the Banaba island, and 1 member is ex officio. All members serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Pillars of Truth (BTK)
    • Leader: Taberannang TIMEON
    • Seats won in last election: 17
    • Seats won in this election: 16
  • Party: Protect the Maneaba (MTM)
    • Leader: Teburoro TITO
    • Seats won in last election: 7
    • Seats won in this election: 24
  • Party: National Progressive Party (NPP)
    • Leader: Dr. Harry TONG
    • Seats won in last election: 0
    • Seats won in this election: 0

Last Legislative election:

  • Last legislative election was held on November 29, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 88,892 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: N/A

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 45,100 (2003)

·         Is Kiribati a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Kiribati ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (17 March 2004)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 2 (following the 2003 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 137 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Kiribati a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Kiribati ratified CRPD: Yes (27 September 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 13,333 (est.)