House of Assembly (Kiribati)
|House of Assembly|
|Founded||July 12, 1979|
|Pillars of Truth
Maurin Kiribati Party
Protect the Maneaba
|August 22, 2007|
|Aigust 30, 2007 (second round)|
|Ambo, South Tarawa|
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The House of Assembly (official constitutional name: Maneaba ni Maungatabu or "supreme maneaba") of Kiribati has 46 members, 44 elected for a four year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies, 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex officio member (the Attorney General).
Created by the Constitution of 12 July 1979, its seat has been at Ambo on South Tarawa since October 2000. From 1979 to 2000, it was at Bairiki.
The current Kiribati Electoral Commissioner is Rine Ueara. The Kiribati voters last went to the polls on 22 August 2007 (and 30 August for the second round) to elect 44 MPs in 23 electoral districts.
The House of Assembly has a Speaker, elected by its members from outside Parliament, per article 71 of the Constitution.
|Hon. Rota Onorio||1979 - 1982|
|Hon. Matita Taniera||1982 - 1987|
|Hon. Beretitara Neeti||1987 - 1994|
|Hon. Tekiree Tamuera||1994 - 2002|
|Hon. Taomati Iuta||2003|
|Hon. Etera Teangana||2003 - 2007|
|Hon. Taomati Iuta||2007 -|
|1st round||2nd round||Total|
|Pillars of Truth (Boutokanto Koaava)||10||8||18|
|Protect the Maneaba (Maneaban Te Mauri)||2||5||7|
|Representative of Banabans of Rabi Island||—||1|
|Member ex officio||—||1|
|Total (turnout ? %)||18||26||46|
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