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Cabinet of Kiribati

Kourabi Nenem Vice President and Minister for Public Works and Utilities Alexander Teabo Minister of Education Atarake Nataara Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA) David Collins Minister for Women, Youth and […]

President Mamau names his Cabinet

Kiribati’s new President Taaneti Mamau has appointed his twelve member Cabinet. Swearing in of ten members took place yesterday with two members still to be sworn in. The full list […]

Taaneti Mamau is elected President of Kiribati

Taaneti Mamau of the opposition Tobwaan Kiribati Party has been elected the new President of Kiribati. The election took place yesterday in this tiny Pacific nation which has a population […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 9 March 2016. Taneti Mamau (Tobwaan Kiribati Party) 59.96% Rimeta Beniamina (Pillars of Truth) 38.59% Tianeti Ioane (Pillars of Truth) 1.46% Various sources

Parliamentary 2015/2016

The election took place in two rounds, on 30 December 2015 and 7 January 2016. Pillars of Truth (Boutokanto Koaava) 26 Tobwaaan Kiribati Party (TKP)* 19 Member ex officio 1 […]

Second round vote for parliamentary seats today

Voters in Kiribati go to the polls today in the second round of their parliamentary elections. The first round was held on 30th December 2015 for the 44 seat House […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati Press Release No. 15/361 July 29, 2015 On July 24, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […]

New Labour Minister is Martin Moreti

Radio New Zealand International reports that Martin Moreti is the new Labour and Human Resources Development Minister for Kiribati. He replaces Boutu Bateriki who resigned last week after appearing in […]

Minister of Labour resigns

Radio New Zealand International reports today that the Kiribati Minister of Labour, Boutu Bateriki, has resigned. Two members of parliament are understood to have called for his resignation after he […]

Reduce structural fiscal imbalances to succeed suggest IMF

“Kiribati’s key policy challenges include reducing structural fiscal imbalances and increasing medium-term growth potential” says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an Article IV consultation with the government of Kiribati. […]

Tong wins a third term

Incumbent president Anote Tong has won a third term in office. He was first elected in 2003 with the constitution allowing for three terms of four years. Anote Tong took […]

Presidential 2012

An election took place on 13 January 2012. Anote Tong (Boutokaan Te Koaua) 42.18% Tetaua Taitai (Kamaeuraoan Te I-Kiribati) 35.02% Rimeta Beniamina (Maurin Kiribati) 22.80% Turnout: 68%

Votes for a new president

The mid pacific chain of island atolls formerly known as the Gilbert islands will today vote for a new president. The 40,000 voters, spread across 33 atolls, will be voting […]

Parliamentary 2011

Elections took place in two rounds, on 21 October 2011 and 28 October 2011. Unconfirmed reports gave the results as follows: Pillars of Truth (Boutokanto Koaava) 15 Independents 14 United […]

Political Parties in Kiribati

Political parties in Kiribati have a history of being very loose groupings rather than disciplined blocs. Members may change allegiance and will vote independently on issues affecting their electorates. The […]


The area of the Pacific Ocean now known as Kiribati was first colonised by Europeans in the 16th Century. By 1892 it had become the British Protectorate of the Gilbert […]

Presidential 2007

An election took place on 17 October 2007. Anote Tong 64.30% Nabuti Mwemwenikarawa 33.43% Patrick Tatireta 1.46% Timon Aneri 0.81% Turnout: 50%

Parliamentary 2007

An election took place on 30 August 2007. Independents 19 Pillars of Truth (Boutokanto Koaava) 18 Protect the Maneaba (Maneaban Te Mauri) 7 Representative of Banabans of Rabi Island 1 Member ex […]

Presidential 2003

An election took place on 4 July 2003. Anote Tong (Pillars of Truth) 47.4% Harry Tong (Protect the Maneaba) 43.5% Banuera Berina (Maurin Kiribati Pati) 9.1% Various sources