VANUATU: Parliamentary Elections, 30 Oct

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Vanuatu

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:

  • Population: 227,574 (July 2011 est,)

Future elections

  • Presidential - 2014
  • Parliamentary - October 30, 2012

Past elections

  • Presidential - September 1, 2009
  • Parliamentary - September 2, 2008
  • Parliamentary
    First Round - July 5, 2004
  • Presidential - April 8, 2004
  • Parliamentary - April 30, 2002
  • Legislative - March 6, 1998

Source: Election Guide

English
Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 16:15
Location: 
Vanuatu
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