2019 Tuvaluan general election
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All 15 seats in the Parliament of Tuvalu
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General elections were held in Tuvalu on 9 September 2019. There were 37 candidates seeking election to the Parliament, two of whom are women: Valisi Alimau, who was contesting in the Nukufetau electorate, and Puakena Boreham who was seeking re-election in the Nui electorate.
On 19 September 2019, Kausea Natano was voted into the office of Prime Minister of Tuvalu by a parliamentary majority consisting of 10 MPs. He thus replaced incumbent Enele Sopoaga, who had been holding the position for the past six years and was seeking re-election to a new term. Samuelu Teo was elected as Speaker of the Parliament of Tuvalu. 
In the Nukufetau electorate the caretaker prime minister, Enele Sopoaga, was returned to Parliament, however Satini Manuella, Taukelina Finikaso and Maatia Toafa, who were ministers, were not returned. Seven new members of Parliament were elected.
Candidates who were sitting members are noted with *
Candidates in boldface were elected as members of parliament.
|Non-partisan||Kausea Natano *||355||27.2|
|Non-partisan||Simon Kofe *||374||28.6|
|Non-partisan||Monise Lafai *||366||36.2|
|Non-partisan||Otinielu Tausi *||284||28|
|Non-partisan||Minute Alapati Taupo||361||35.7|
|Non-partisan||Maatia Toafa *||219||13.6|
|Non-partisan||Satini Manuella *||198||12.3|
|Non-partisan||Ampelosa Manoa Tehulu||603||37.4|
|Non-partisan||Samuelu Teo *||241||18|
|Non-partisan||Iopu Iupasi Kaisala||161||12|
|Non-partisan||Polikapo Piloma Teaukai||231||17.2|
|Non-partisan||Tefiti Telaaka Malau||198||14.8|
|Non-partisan||Puakena Boreham *||274||24.9|
|Non-partisan||Mackenzie Kiritome *||249||22.6|
|Non-partisan||Sir Iakoba Italeli||219||19.9|
|Non-partisan||Leneuoti Peau Maatusi||119||10.8|
|Non-partisan||Enele Sopoaga *||491||35.8|
|Non-partisan||Afelee Falema Pita||273||19.9|
|Non-partisan||Taukelina Finikaso *||425||22.5|
|Non-partisan||Isaia Vaipuna Taape *||494||26.2|
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