2019 Kiribati parliamentary election

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2019 Kiribati parliamentary election

← 2015–16 December 2019

All 44 seats in the House of Assembly
23 seats needed for a majority
 
Party TKP Pillars of Truth
Last election 31 seats 13
Seats needed N/A 10

Incumbent Speaker

Tebuai Uaai
Tobwaan Kiribati Party



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Parliamentary elections are scheduled to be held in Kiribati in December 2019.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The 46 member of the House of Assembly are elected by three methods; 44 are elected in 23 single- and multi-member constituencies (seven with one seat, eleven with two seats and seven with three seats)[2] using a modified two-round system. The other two members of the House consisted of one seat elected by the Rabi Council of Leaders,[3] and a Speaker elected after the elections from outside the House of Assembly.[4] Voters have as many votes to cast as the number of seats in their constituencies.

In single-member constituencies a candidate is elected in the first round if they receive more than 50% of the ballots cast. In two- or three-member constituencies, a candidate has to receive at least 25% of the vote to be elected in the first round.[2] Where not all seats are filled, a second round is held with the number of candidates being equal to the number of remaining seats plus two. A tie in the second round results in a third round of voting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Current Elections Pacific Women in Politics
  2. ^ a b Kiribati Pacific Women in Politics
  3. ^ a b Kiribati Election Passport
  4. ^ Last elections IPU