Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Iolu Johnson ABIL *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Sato KILMAN
- Assembly: Vanuatu has a unicameral Parliament with 52 seats.
* The electoral college consists of Parliament and the presidents of the regional councils.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
- The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
- In the Parliament 52 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 4-year terms.***
*** There are 17 multi-member constituencies.
- Population: 227,574 (July 2011 est,)
- Presidential - 2014
- Parliamentary - October 30, 2012
- Presidential - September 1, 2009
- Parliamentary - September 2, 2008
First Round - July 5, 2004
- Presidential - April 8, 2004
- Parliamentary - April 30, 2002
- Legislative - March 6, 1998
Source: Election Guide
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 16:15