31 Dec 2015

First Kiribati election results may be available overnight

7:32 am on 31 December 2015

Initial results from the first round of voting in the Kiribati general election are expected overnight after 12 hours of polling.

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Photo: RNZ

Late on the first day the chief electoral officer, Takiakia Beneteti, had reported few problems, with expected rain not causing disruptions.

The second round of voting is on 7th January and involves all the seats where no candidate had got at least 50 percent of the vote.

The second poll is a first past the post affair.