29 Dec 2011

Kiribati presidential poll tomorrow

2:47 pm on 29 December 2011

Kiribati goes to the polls today to choose the country's president.

The country's parliament, elected in November, nominated three candidates for President.

The candidates are the incumbent , Anote Tong, Dr Tetaua Taitai and the previous parliament's opposition leader, Rimeta Beniamina.

Voter registration closed two weeks ago, and the electoral office is not expecting a high turnout.

The office says turnout in presidential elections is traditionally low.