ElectionGudie

Oct. 30, 2012 Held

121,792
Voted
Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu

Election for Ni-Vanuatu Parliament

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:121,792
Valid Votes:120,203
Invalid Votes:1,589

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents 4 - 17,113

14.24%

Union of Moderate Parties 5 - 14,093

11.72%

Our Land Party 8 - 13,594

11.31%

People’s Progressive Party 6 - 9,648

8.03%

Land and Justice Party 4 - 7,245

6.03%

National United Party 4 - 6,086

5.06%

Confederation of Greens 3 - 5,427

4.51%

Reunification of Movements for Change 3 - 5,399

4.49%

Nagriamel 3 - 5,095

4.24%

Iauko Group 3 - 4,428

3.68%

Vanuatu Republican Party 1 - 3,628

3.02%

Melanesian Progressive Party 2 - - 3,381

2.81%

Vanuatu Liberal Democratic Party 1 - 2,983

2.48%

Vanuatu National Party 1 - 1,956

1.63%

Natatok Indiginous People's Democratic Party 2 - 1,917

1.59%

Vanuatu Democratic Party - - 1,207

1.00%

People's Service Party 1 - 933

0.78%

Vanuatu Progressive Development Party 1 - 635

0.53%

Labour Party - - 119

0.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 52 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Iolu Johnson ABIL *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sato KILMAN
  • 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 is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Our Land Party / Vanua’aku Pati (VP)
    • Leader: Edward NATAPEI
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: National United Party (NUP)
    • Leader: Ham LINI
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Union of Moderate Parties (UMP)
    • Leader: Rialuth Serge VOHOR
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: Vanuatu Republican Party (VRP) / Parti Républicain de Vanuatu
    • Leader: Marcellino PIPITE
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: People’s Progressive Party (PPP) / Parti Progressiste Popula
    • Leader: Sato KILMAN
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Alliance: Confederation of Greens (CG)
    • Leader: Moana CARCASSES Kalosil
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Labour Party (VLP) / Leba Pati
    • Leader: Joshua KALSAKAU
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Land and Justice Party / Graon mo Jastis Pati (GJP)
    • Leader: Ralph REGENVANU
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Melanesian Progressive Party (MPP)
    • Leader: Barak SOPÉ
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Reunification of Movements for Change (RMC) / Namangi Aute
    • Leader: Paul TELUKLUK
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Vanuatu Democratic Party
    • Leader: Maxime Carlot KORMAN
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 256,155 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 192,632 (October 2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 121,991 (2012)

·         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: 0 (following the 2012 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: 38,423 (est.)