ElectionGudie

Sept. 1, 2009 Held

58
Voted
Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu

Election for President

Results

100%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:58
Valid Votes:58
Invalid Votes:0

Candidates:

Vincent BOULEKONE16

27.59

Kalkot MATASKELEKELE14

24.14

Iolu ABIL11

18.97

Kalo NIAL7

12.07

Yvette SAM7

12.07

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Vanuatu

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kalkot Matas KELEKELE *
  • 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 is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Parliament 52 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 17 multi-member constituencies.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Iolu ABIL
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Vincent BOULEKONE
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Kalkot MATASKELEKELE
    • Party: N/A
  • Kalo NIAL
    • Independent(s): N/A
  • Yvette SAM
    • Independent(s): N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 218,519 (July 2009 est,)
  • Registered Voters: 58 ( Number of voters in electoral college.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 110,735 (2009)

·         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: 2 (following the 2008 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: 32,777 (est.)