House of Assembly (Kiribati)
|House of Assembly|
|Founded||July 12, 1979|
|Seats||46 members (45 elected + 1 speaker)|
Pillars of Truth (26)
|30 December 2015|
|7 January 2016 ( Second round)|
|Ambo, South Tarawa|
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politics and government of
The House of Assembly (official constitutional name: Maneaba ni Maungatabu or "supreme maneaba") of Kiribati has 46 members, 44 elected for a four-year term in single-seat and multi-seat constituencies, 1 delegate from Banaba Island and 1 ex officio member (the Attorney General).
Created by the Constitution of 12 July 1979, its seat has been at Ambo on South Tarawa since October 2000. From 1979 to 2000, it was at Bairiki.
The current Kiribati Electoral Commissioner is Rine Ueara. The Kiribati voters last went to the polls on 30 December 2015 (and 7 January for the second round) to elect 44 MPs in 23 electoral districts.
The House of Assembly has a Speaker, elected by its members from outside Parliament, per article 71 of the Constitution.
|Hon. Rota Onorio||1979 - 1982|
|Hon. Matita Taniera||1982 - 1987|
|Hon. Beretitara Neeti||1987 - 1994|
|Hon. Tekiree Tamuera||1994 - 2002|
|Hon. Taomati Iuta||2003|
|Hon. Etera Teangana||2003 - 2007|
|Hon. Taomati Iuta||2007 -|
Last election results
|Party||First round||Second round||Total
|Pillars of Truth||26||+11|
|United Coalition Party||19|
|Maurin Kiribati Party|
- "IPU PARLINE database: KIRIBATI (Maneaba Ni Maungatabu), Last elections". www.ipu.org. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
- "Constitution of Kiribati | Parliament of Kiribati". www.parliament.gov.ki. Retrieved 2016-01-19.