Kiribati parliamentary election, 1978

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Parliamentary elections were held in Kiribati on 1 February 1978, with a second round on 6 February.[1] All candidates for the 35 seats ran as independents. In two constituencies (Beru and Arorae) the candidates were unopposed, so no election was held. Voter turnout was 81.0%.


Party Votes % Seats
Independents 14,715 100 35
Invalid/blank votes 289 - -
Total 15,004 100 35
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p679 ISBN 0-19-924959-8