15 Sep 2010

Tuvalu gears up for parliamentary elections

1:02 pm on 15 September 2010

Voters in Tuvalu will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new 15-member parliament for a four-year term.

26 candidates, including all the sitting MPs, are contesting the poll.

The secretary to Government, Panapasi Nelesoni, says the polling stations open at eight and close at four, with results beginning to arrive in the capital, Funafuti, by early evening.

"Tuvalu is made up of scattered islands, nine islands altogether, so we will receive the results from the islands via email, and we hope the final results will be in midnight Thursday."

The secretary to the Tuvalu Government, Panapasi Nelesoni.