Kiribati

Tong wins a third term


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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 42% of the vote, or 14,315 votes. His closest rival, Tetaua Taitai took 35% and 11.866 votes, whilst the third candidate, Rimeta Beniamina took 23% of the vote and 7,738 votes. In the 2007 presidential election Anote Tong took 64.30% of the vote.

Turnout was around 68%.

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