Kiribati presidential election, 2007
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A presidential election was held in Kiribati on 17 October 2007, following the 2007 parliamentary election. President Anote Tong, who was re-elected to parliament in the first round of the parliamentary election, sought another term as president. At the first parliamentary session, four candidates were chosen to appear on the ballot: Anote Tong, Patrick Tatireta, Timon Aneri, and Nabuti Mwemwenikarawa. Opposition nominees Harry Tong (Anote Tong's brother) and Tetaua Taitai were excluded from the ballot, upon which the opposition called for a boycott of the election.
Consequently, voter turnout was just above 50%. Tong won more than 15,500 votes, Mwemwenikarawa won over 8,000 votes, and Tatireta and Anera won less than 400 votes each.
|Candidates - Parties||Votes||%|
|Total (turnout ~50%)||24,381||100.00|
|Source: Radio Australia; TSKL Website|
- "Unclear election results for Kiribati President", ABC Radio Australia, 31 August 2007.
- "Kiribati president returned at general election, likely will form new government", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), 23 August 2007.
- "Nominations prompt call for Kiribati poll boycott", ABC Radio Australia, 21 September 2007.
- "Tong re-elected Kiribati president", ABC Radio Australia, 18 October 2007.
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