20 Oct 2011

Former Kiribati cabinet minister says people should remember four years of problems

8:17 am on 20 October 2011

A former Kiribati cabinet minister says people should use their heads when they vote in tomorrow's election.

The republic votes in the first of two rounds tomorrow, choosing 44 MPs from more than 130 candidates.

Former minister, Emil Schutz, says for four years, people have put up with food shortages and other problems, but they have short memories.

"There's that campaigning period before the elections where the parties or the members go and do all sorts of things to get people's votes. That happens here too. Sometimes people tend to forget at the last minute that they've had four years of problems."

Former Kiribati minister, Emil Schutz.