President of Kiribati

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President of the
Republic of the
Kiribati
Taneti Mamau.jpg
Incumbent
Taneti Mamau

since 11 March 2016
Term lengthFour years, renewable twice
Inaugural holderIeremia Tabai
Formation12 July 1979
DeputyVice President of Kiribati
SalaryAUD 16,500 annually[1]

The president of Kiribati (Beretitenti in I-Kiribati[2]) is the head of state and head of government of Kiribati.[3][4]

Following a general election, by which citizens elect the members of the House of Assembly, members select from their midst "not less than 3 nor more than 4 candidates" for the presidency. No other person may stand as candidate. The citizens of Kiribati then elect the president from among the proposed candidates with first-past-the-post voting.[5]

List of presidents[edit source | edit]

# Incumbent Tenure Political Affiliation Vice President
Took Office Left Office
1 Ieremia Tabai, President 12 July 1979 10 December 1982 National Progressive Party Teatao Teannaki
2 Rota Onorio 10 December 1982 18 February 1983 Non-partisan
3 Ieremia Tabai 18 February 1983 4 July 1991 National Progressive Party Teatao Teannaki
4 Teatao Teannaki 4 July 1991 24 May 1994 National Progressive Party Taomati Iuta
Tekiree Tamuera 24 May 1994 28 May 1994 Non-partisan
Ata Teaotai 28 May 1994 1 October 1994 Non-partisan
5 Teburoro Tito 1 October 1994 28 March 2003 Christian Democratic Party (Maneabau Te Mauri) /
Protect the Maneaba (Maneaban Te Mauri)
Tewareka Tentoa (1994–2000)
Beniamina Tinga (2000–2002)
Tion Otang 28 March 2003 10 July 2003 Non-partisan
6 Anote Tong 10 July 2003 11 March 2016 Pillars of Truth (Boutokaan Te Koaua) Teima Onorio
7 Taneti Maamau 11 March 2016 present Tobwaan Kiribati Party Kourabi Nenem (2016–2019)
Teuea Toatu (2019)

The highest rank of the Kiribati Scout Association is the President's Award.

Latest election[edit source | edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Taneti Mamau Tobwaan Kiribati Party 19,833 59.96
Rimeta Beniamina Pillars of Truth 12,764 38.59
Tianeti Ioane Pillars of Truth 482 1.46
Invalid/blank votes 168
Total 33,247 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Pina

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Salaries and Allowances of Members of the Maneaba ni Maungatabu and Salaries Tribunal Act - 2002 Consolidated Edition". www.paclii.org.
  2. Constitution of Kiribati Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine, art. 30 (1)
  3. Constitution of Kiribati], art. 30 (2)
  4. "Historical Information on Members of the Parliament of Kiribati" Archived 2007-11-01 at the Wayback Machine, Kiribati Parliament website
  5. Constitution of Kiribati], art. 32

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