July 4, 2003 Held


Republic of Kiribati

Election for Kiribati Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:28,604
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Vote Share by Candidate:

Anote TONG13,556


Dr. Harry TONG12,457


Banuera BERINA2,591

Election Results Modified: Apr 08, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Kiribati

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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality 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.***

* The House of Assembly chooses a presidential candidate from their members and the president is then elected from these candidates.

*** In the House of Assembly (Maneaba ni Maungatabu), 39 members are elected by popular vote, 1 is nominated from the Banaba island, and 1 member is ex officio.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Anote TONG
    • Party: Boutokan te Koaua Party (BTKP)
  • Dr. Harry TONG
    • Party: Maurin Maenaba Party (MMP)
  • Banuera BERINA
    • Party: Maurin Kiribati Party (MKP)

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: No

·         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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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